NPR-San Francisco Affiliate, KQED Radio Perspectives Series
Mortality gets a bad rap. So many people I know fear it, wish it weren’t so. Not me. I see mortality as a thing to be embraced the way one would a child, up close and with tender abandon.
I lost my best friend at age 11 in a plane crash. So for me life has, almost from the beginning, felt not only precious but also fleeting. This doesn’t make me anxious but grateful because this way of thinking puts me in a place to capture precious moments I might otherwise miss.