Did you watch "Being Mortal" on your local PBS station last night? What did you think?
Dr. Atul Gawande in “Being Mortal” on “Frontline,” which explores how doctors communicate with the terminally ill. Credit Frontline
If you missed it, you can go online to PBS, enter your zip code, and figure out when it's playing again in your area. OR you can click right here Being Mortal - PBS and it should take you to the video which you can watch from your computer, tablet, or phone at your convenience. It's worth watching. It brings the fact that we are all going to die into the TV room (or wherever you watch television in your house). But into the TV room in a realistic manner. There is a segment where a man is explaining to his grandson that he is not afraid to die, "everything dies".... that is so simple, so perfect. What a gift - to be able to tell someone you love in the way he did, that you are going to die and it's going to be ok .