Rick Bebout in a passage from Promiscuous Affections about the passing of Michael Wade
All the fear we have of the dying comes, I think, from the idea that we need arcane and mysterious skills when in fact we need simple, natural ones, and the sureness that we can use them.
“fear of the dying” not “fear of death”
His statement comes at the end of describing the calm care and touching of the still-warm but gone.
And so for day 97