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Oliver Sacks on life and death

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Oliver Sacks writes about his terminal cancer diagnosis in The New York Times, describing the experience of looking at his life with perspective and a feeling of connection.  He writes of a feeling of being intensely alive and at the same time recognising that his experience will be purely in the present, and not in the future, which he says belongs to the young.

I found myself moved by his words, and feeling that this echoed my feeling that we must experience the Now, and immerse ourselves in the joy of being alive and part of a big adventure unfolding in front of us, minute by minute.