Rachel Clarke’s Dear Life is Book of the Day in the Observer

Dying is what we do. Rich and poor, quickly or slowly, in pain or in peace, young and old and somewhere in between, we all come to our own sure extinction. But often, our own dying is not what we talk about, prepare for, live with or recognise as always waiting for us: “Nothing more true,” as Philip Larkin wrote in his terror-struck Aubade.

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