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February 21, 2014

I saw a patient in a body bag today.

One of the dieticians said dying patients start to look towards the lights. She showed me. The patient, otherwise mentally absent, lying on the bed with his mouth parted, stared with unseeing eyes at the tube lights. The next day, I saw him staring out the window. “We like to say that they're going towards the light.” But what if it is the opposite? What if our bodies send us backwards in the tunnel… to the darkness? And that is why we strive towards the light. Our last attempts at living.