Theme 9

Let's Talk

There’s a pervading reluctance to talk about death and dying, and for some people this is even a taboo. Archbishop Desmond Tutu told the author, ‘This taboo needs to be challenged.’ Seven stories cover several very different initiatives to get people to talk more easily with the belief that this will lessen our suffering and enhance our

The book ends with ‘Conversations with Ourselves’. It offers nine sets of questions associated with each one of the themes, with this invitation to the reader, ‘Now you’ve read the stories of others – what are your own thoughts and what decisions do you want to act upon and talk through with other? It’s a call to action, in Oliver’s words:
What is it that you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life

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