I'm considering volunteering in a hospice that provides community day care and outreach services to people who are dying.
It's not really something that you would yell from the rooftops, is it? Not in a world where the weight of denial is so heavy that if we could have seen into the future 20 years ago we would have been in denial about it. What chance does death have when there are so many other things we need to push away and keep at bay every day just to keep on our piece of the treadmill?
Do you think people can see into the future? I think sometimes it happens. There are veils or portals that are thin and some tear through. I don't know why it doesn't happen more often. Maybe there are only a small minority of people who are willing to look.
I want to volunteer in a hospice for a few reasons. Firstly, I think dying in a death-denying culture would be pretty shitty. I feel bad that I wasn't there more for relatives who have died in the past. I think a lot of people are lonely and I would like to be able to provide some sort of comfort or assistance in a minor way for those people.
I am drawn to people who are dying because they are being forced to really live. To let go of their possessions even while they are owning them. If you look at that in a certain light, it is a very beautiful and fragile thing.