Dying In Character: Memoirs On The End Of Life
Marylin Webb bases her The Good Death on more than six years of firsthand research. As an investigative journalist, Webb delves deep into the medical, ethical, and legal controversies that surround dying and end-of-life care.
Dying in Character: Memoirs on the End of Life
Another book I would highly recommend long before dying happens, is Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley. It would help people become more aware of the dying process and what to expect long before they reach that time in life.
As Cheng Xin and Guan Yifan fly back to Planet Blue, they are notified by AA that Yun Tianming has arrived. Cheng Xin is overjoyed that they will finally reunite. However, the Death Line suddenly expands and traps their ship within a low light speed black hole that renders their electronics useless. Guan Yifan tells Cheng Xin that modern spaceships are equipped for this, but booting the neural computer will take sixteen days. They hibernate to survive the boot time, but awaken to discover it has worked and they can descend onto Planet Blue. When they are released, they discover that 18 million years have passed in the external universe, and that the speed of light has been reduced by a factor of 10,000. They find a message revealing that AA and Yun Tianming lived a happy life together, and prior to dying left behind a gift for Cheng Xin and Guan Yifan: a pocket universe measuring one cubic kilometer, made with Trisolaran technology, containing an idyllic farmstead to which Cheng Xin and Guan Yifan can retire with the company of Sophon. They wait for the main universe to die and be reborn as the Garden of Eden.
After living there for some time, Cheng Xin and Yifan receive an alien message aimed at all denizens of micro-universes in all languages including Earth's and Trisolaran's, stating that the presence of micro-universes deprives the main universe of mass, disrupting its possibility of eternal cycles of expansion, collapse and rebirth. Cheng Xin, accompanied by Yifan, and wearily reflecting on her lifetime of moral duty, disassembles the objects of the micro-universe and steps back with them into the dying main universe, leaving behind a message in a bottle and also a fishbowl for the reborn universe to uncover.
Snape had his faults, but in the end, he redeemed himself by dedicating the years following the death of the woman he loved by working to protect Harry Potter and helping Dumbledore defeat Lord Voldemort. It cost him his own life in the end, but not before he used his dying breaths to give up some of his most personal memories, in an effort to help Harry Potter take down the Dark Lord. This war could not have been won without Severus Snape. He died with his eyes locked on Harry's, likely thinking of the woman he had always loved, whose eyes were just like her son's. 041b061a72