Gaps 4 ,
At age 78, I have lived a complete life.
I have loved and been loved.
My children are grown and in the midst of their own rich lives.
I have seen my grandchildren born and beginning their lives.
I have pursued my life's projects and
made the most significant contributions I will make.
Though today I have no severe mental or physical limitations,
I should have no regrets were my world to end suddenly.
(adapted from Ezekiel Emanuel.)
I have no fear of death. I, Jon, suffered worse than death
with the loss of my son, Jos, 1974-99.