Sorry, I'mstill around

I don't often quote Bishops, but Bishop Richard Holloway made sense to me in a recent BBC Radio 4 series.

Thursday, 10th March 2016, 6:15 am
Updated Thursday, 10th March 2016, 6:21 am

On death, he said, treat old age death as a friend.

In our culture, we do tend to treat death as an unmentionable enemy.

Surely it is rational to treat birth and death as amazing events.

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It would get us out of the modern practice of treating old age death as a dirty little secret.

After all, Mother Nature calls the shots, we don’t.

Aussie writer Clive James got a laugh out of it.

He did a series of articles saying goodbye. He didn’t die, so he came back in the media and said, “Sorry, I am still around”.

Max Nottingham