Monday, April 04, 2005

Love and Death

Any of you who are political junkies will know who commentator and columnist Eleanor Clift is. What you may not know is that she just lost her husband to cancer. With the recent events in our nation and the world, there has been a lot of discussion about death and dying. In a Newsweek column, Clift pays tribute to her late husband and gently recounts his struggle with cancer. The last words of her column are a testament to their love:

On a Sunday morning in March as his condition worsened and the morphine dose was doubled, he asked me clearly, “What do you want to do this summer?” I said, “Take a trip with you,” and then I went into the kitchen to fix his cream of rice cereal, and fight back tears.

True love is not bounded by sickness or death. At this rare moment when the nation is discussing death, Clift’s words provide a kind of intimate clarity, reminding us all that life is also death and only through love can we transcend.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin for bringing this story to our attention.


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