I just saw an interview of Christopher Hitchens by Charlie Rose.
Hitchens has cancer and a limited time to live, though how limited is to be determined.
Hit the link and be prepared. He faces things head on and straight up. Always has.
If ever there was a “soul mate” for me it has been Hitchens. What can I say. I was not ready for him to be nearer to done than started. His direct statements about his life, his ending (and hopes that it is still a few years off) and his ‘no regrets’ attitude. I can related. May he have enough time left to say all he has left to say.
One of his statements was that he wished to be conscious for his death. I’ve often phrased it as “I wish to be present at my death”. We both wish to experience the last new experience fully. Never thought I’d hear another person express the same thing.
God, I’ll miss him. At least I’ll be able to read his works in years to come.