Cheryl Marita on Mortality, Asking, and Bucket Lists

Cheryl Marita is several things in my life–student (writing), mentor (death and dying) and friend. I’m re-blogging some of thoughts here–how cool to see Amanda Palmer integrated into this kind of thinking.



Then I went to a panel discussion of some local writers about their writing life. One of the writers recommended Amanda Palmer’s book, “The Art of Asking.”

Slammed me against the wall. All three in one day. Asking. Communicating. Asking some more. Comes down to the courage to ask. It’s a risk. It’s about knowing ourselves.

Asking the doctor about tests – what’s the benefit, what will it do for me? Will the results add comfort to my life at 88? How about at 72? Will the tests help me achieve my bucket list?

via Opening My Eyes at 72

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I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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