“…How to Live Out the Months That Remain to Me.”

“It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can.”

These sentences were written earlier this year by Oliver Sacks, who died yesterday.  You can read the full essay here.

He was a doctor, philosopher and writer who focused on the brain.  Perhaps you know this one, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat.

What strikes me about his statement is the truth in it for each of us:  Our months are numbered.  We may not know the number, but there most certainly is one.

How will I choose to live out the months that remain to me?

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