How life ends a must matter of choice

Just finished reading Paul Kalanithi’s ‘When Breath Becomes AIR’, a well said story of making the right choice at the very end of life. Paul lived a meaningful life, and died in the best possible way he could. Salute his decision to die peacefully, in comfort, surrounded by his loved ones, choosing palliative care right to the very end.

A very emotional story, the life story of Dr. Kalanithi, who died fighting cancer at the age of 36, while on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, when he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. The journey then on narrated with brutal honesty and surgeon-like clarity and precision, this story gives readers an insider view of life and death, from a doctor’s point of view, a patient’s perspective and a philosopher’s sense of exactness.

A must read for anyone interested in life or death or the brief moment that connects and separates both, when breath becomes air, slowly, yet swiftly, with the haste of a breeze.

Do read.

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