Wednesday, February 03, 2016

During the final days of life, the nature of dreams may change

CNN journalist Tom Foreman (Books blog, Jan. 10 and Feb. 1) has shared on Facebook a link to an interesting New York Times story by Jan Hoffman, “A New Vision for Dreams of the Dying”.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that “lucid dreams” can replace what is no longer realistic for me to expect to experience physically.  (I can find out what a particular relationship “would be like”.)
But these dreams, in the last weeks of life, seem to be of a different quality, a coda to life, beyond even a recapitulation.

Foreman says he read this at the airport, waiting to fly back from the Iowa caucuses.
I can remember doing some interesting reading myself at both Reagan and Dulles.  

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