TO LIVE UNTIL WE SAY GOOD BYE
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose books on death and dying have sold in the millions, now offers an extraordinary visual record of her work. Through the brilliant photographs of Mal Warshaw, To Live Until We Say Good-Bye gives a gripping, intimate view of Dr. Kübler-Ross's counseling work with terminally ill patients as she brings them to an acceptance of death.
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Page 12 - So it is the purpose of this book to show what can and will happen to human beings, young and old, child and adult alike, when they are in the process of being destroyed by a malignant growth and yet can emerge as a butterfly emerges from a cocoon with a sense of peace and freedom, not only in themselves, but in those who are willing to share their final moments and who have the courage to say good-bye, knowing that every good-bye also includes a hello.
Page 12 - It has been our life's work to help our patients view a terminal illness not as a destructive, negative force, but as one of the windstorms in life that will enhance their own inner growth and will help them to emerge as beautiful as the canyons which have been battered for centuries.
Page 12 - Jack, she shows how courage and love can make the person "emerge as a butterfly emerges from a cocoon with a sense of peace and freedom, not only in themselves, but in those who are willing to share their final moments and who have the courage to...
Page 14 - Each one of us is born for a specific reason and purpose, and each one of us will die when he or she has accomplished whatever was to be accomplished. The in-between depends on our own willingness to make the best of every day, of every moment, of every opportunity. The choice is always ours.