Thinking of the End

Another day .. another thought.  This time it’s the controversy about assisted suicide which this week’s TV programme stirred.  I do have strong feelings about this one.  It seems to me that somewhere in the sitting and the waiting which is part of caring for somebody who is terminally ill there is space for healing and acceptance to grow.  I feel little warmth about faux-solemn names like Dignitas – rather like Robert ‘get me out of here’ Kilroy-Silk’s late and unlamented Veritas.