How Real Death Is

Of course Death is universal and more or less inevitable. And of course it's not the end of the story (whether for glory or perdition). But being of it abruptly is hard.

Anyways, I was reminded of the extreme contingency of the human experience yesterday. Found a note in my mail slot at the law school. Memo from Dean. Wanted to inform us all that the Registrar had suddenly died on Wednesday. Heart attack. I was pretty shocked. I had sat across a desk from her just 10 days ago for my 3L exit interview. Then I got home and was reading a Hillsdale Collegian article and learnt that the father of the two Anderson sisters I knew in school (one of whom a good friend of mine married) died suddenly at the end of September. pancreatic cancer—at only 48.

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