Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

Are We All Just Waiting To Die?

Reflections on the impending death of another friend.

Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen on Unsplash

In my early twenties, my then father-in-law commented to me one day, “the hardest thing about being an adult is finding a way to fill time until you die.”

He worked the first shift in a factory; expected a bottle of beer and a hot meal on the table when he walked in the door at 3:30 PM. He retired to bed soon after. Having lived…

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Mary Lou Heater

Mary Lou Heater

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Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in adult mental heath, aging and addictions. Writer, lover of words, and ideas.