I had been in the hospice house in Salem, OR for two months when this article* appeared on my BBC news feed. And I had posted it on a previous Facebook page. It was this article where I learned about the European Association for Palliative Care and the need for palliative care services in the former Soviet Socialist Republics.
Why would I be encouraged at this time to embark on the in-depth study of dying when I was, in fact, dying? That’s because I am getting a head start on my next life that will be lived in Europe. This certainty is something I can’t explain; I just feel it in my bones. And that encourages me to make use of the time left to me in this life.
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-40262012 BBC News, 21June 2017. “The woman helping Mongolians die in dignity”