Wednesday, December 24, 2008


A great friend and teacher I never met died of a sarcoma yesterday holding the hand of her beloved. I will miss you Emilie Lemmons.
I have gotten so many things wrong since I became ill, but one thing I got right, I think, was the question. Instead of just asking myself, "When am I going to die?" I have tried to ask, "How do I want to live?"

If you are here because you have been diagnosed with a sarcoma, you could do far worse than read Emilie's brave, eloquent writing to further the work of answering that question for yourself. 

1 comment:

Darwin said...

This is just extremely sad to see. My heart goes out....