Day 43: Final Post


Day 43: Final Post.

Peter Short, an amazing man who worked tirelessly on the Dying with Dignity debate, and who, in the last days of his life, got our Prime Minister to agree to allow a conscience vote on euthanasia, died this morning. My heartfelt thanks and deepest sympathy go to the Short family, along with my gratitude for the enormous contribution Peter and his family have made.

About triciabertram

I have written all my life. Writing helps me to make sense of a world I often don’t understand. Poetry is my supreme solace, closely followed by literature and music. When my son ended his life in 1999 I embarked on the most difficult journey of my life, my grief journey. To survive in this unknown, harsh landscape I had to write. It was for me, the only way I could even begin to move forward. Then in 2009 my darling husband died suddenly and so my journey continues. I write about other issues but because of my life experience, grief and death are continuing themes in my writing life. In our culture I believe there is a fear of death, an inability to accept the inevitability of our mortality, and this creates enormous difficulties for the bereaved and those around them. I have begun this blog in the hope I will create a small ripple in the pond of fear that is currently drowning the reality of death and grief. I will continue to skim the stones of my truth, watch them bounce, and see how many ripples I can make.

Posted on December 29, 2014, in Learning From Loss. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for this information…a loss for many I am sure.

  2. He must’ve been a great man, to have made such a difference – (working for a cause that I’m passionate about in our country). Thanks for posting this, Tricia.

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