(The Federalist) -- "Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.” ― C.S. Lewis, “The Problem of Pain”
Death seems so pertinent to life yet so elusive, and it can be hard to wrap your mind around either. Occasionally a known figure dies, the issue rises, the media swarms, and we clamor about and around the issue—proving, of course, we are emotionally mature and intellectually honest enough to discuss the topic—before we bury it deep again, hurriedly, with an excavator.
Two young women have died in the last six months that have pushed the issue front and center—and it’s time to let it linger.
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