Speaker: Ann Yeo

Reflections on Mortality

The poet Dorothy N. Monroe said, “Death is not too high a price to pay for having lived. If choice there were, I would not hesitate to choose mortality.” Of course, we don’t have the option to choose mortality. Sooner or later, death comes to all of us. But we do have choices: How do we live so that our lives are worth dying for? And, knowing that we and those we love will die, how do we prepare for that inevitability?