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May 19Liked by Michelle Lindblom

Beautiful...

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Thank you for reading Benivia.

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A beautiful piece, Michelle. My Mother 'lived' with dementia for 17 years. I am sure she would have wished to have been released from her suffering years sooner, it would have been such a relief for her and those left to watch her die a very slow and undignified death.

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I cannot imagine what it was like for your mother, you, and your family during this time. Agonizing and unfair to all. I wish more people would consider their end-life-plan before things get to a point where there is no turning back. But as a culture, we fear and don't want to talk about death. It's unfortunate. Thank you for reading and I appreciate your response.

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My pleasure, Michelle, and thank YOU. Hopefully the ball will keep rolling in the right direction and the law will change, hopefully in my lifetime.

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You have just proven that you can make death into something beautiful with your poem, painting and prose. The mystery is still there, but so is the peace and beauty. Well done, Michelle.

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May 14·edited May 15Author

This one has definitely resonated with my readers. Your response means a great deal because I was hesitant as I hit that publish button more so than most of my writing. Death is a tough and uncomfortable subject. Thank you.

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Beautiful thoughts here… we may not close when we die but it is nice to know there are options for peaceful transition to life eternal where our energies combine and become one!

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Yes, living on through the people we touched along the way.

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