March 6, 2017

    ‘In the country, far from the lights of the city, I saw the entire sky “powdered with stars” (Milton).

    It was this celestial splendor that suddenly made me realize how little time, how little life, I had left. 

    My sense of the heavens’ beauty, of eternity, was inseparably mixed for me with a sense of transience – and death.’

    Gratitude [2015]

    The graceful and transient words of Oliver Sacks, writing in the months prior to his transition.


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