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Offline Myrrh23

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You're going to die the way you live
« on: April 08, 2009, 02:21:59 AM »
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(LifeWire) -- When George Dello of San Diego was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he had at best five months to live, he didn't immediately begin the chemotherapy treatments his doctor recommended. Instead, he and his wife, Pam, drove up the California coast and spent a week among the redwoods north of San Francisco.  "These trees are 5 feet wide and 150 feet tall," said Dello, 43. "They still have another 150 feet to grow and are going to stick around for another 1,000 years. When I thought about that, I'm just a flea on the bark. It's unbelievable."

The trip offered Dello, who worked in the auto repossession business, and his wife a chance to come to terms with the diagnosis in August 2008, and to scratch the trip to the redwood forests off his life "to do" list while he was still relatively healthy.

He died four months later.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/04/07/lw.how.good.death/index.html
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Re: You're going to die the way you live
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 08:32:40 AM »
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(LifeWire) -- When George Dello of San Diego was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he had at best five months to live, he didn't immediately begin the chemotherapy treatments his doctor recommended. Instead, he and his wife, Pam, drove up the California coast and spent a week among the redwoods north of San Francisco.  "These trees are 5 feet wide and 150 feet tall," said Dello, 43. "They still have another 150 feet to grow and are going to stick around for another 1,000 years. When I thought about that, I'm just a flea on the bark. It's unbelievable."

The trip offered Dello, who worked in the auto repossession business, and his wife a chance to come to terms with the diagnosis in August 2008, and to scratch the trip to the redwood forests off his life "to do" list while he was still relatively healthy.

He died four months later.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/04/07/lw.how.good.death/index.html

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Re: You're going to die the way you live
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 10:10:18 AM »
Can we say that Mr. Dello was "repossessed" just as he "repossessed" cars?

The redwoods are a part of creation.  We may not know what Mr. Dello believed and we do know that the redwoods will still be a testament to creation while the fallen man goes to the big tow lot ... somewhere ...   ;)