“Dying to See the Movie” / A Memorable Fancy #352

[“Cinema … is exactly like the visions sick people have when they are dying.” — Eliot Weinberger]

    In the hospice, the dying are shown special movies of how the world will be better for their having lived – everyone healthy, everyone without hatred, everyone remembering how beautiful you were, how you were under-appreciated in life, all you did for your children that they never thanked you for, how you tried to improve things even though things got worse, how you screwed up your first marriage and perhaps the second one too but nobody accused you of that so it couldn’t have happened that way, I guess.

     In this enigmatic way, the prospect of death was made to seem a relief, a kind of forgiveness. It eased the passing.

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