Introduction

The Art of Dying (A Journey Into Stillness) is not a narrative in the conventional sense but rather a Kaleidoscope of fragments: autobiographical notes, short stories, musings, essays, poems, and fairy tales as a living document that will grow with time and reach its conclusion with my perfection of the Art.

I intend for this Kaleidoscope to be read in the sequence that these fragments are presented on the "The Art of Dying" index page (see menu above).


Someone once asked Thelonious Monk, "What is the purpose of life?" He answered, “To die.”

“Surely,” the someone protested, “there is much to do between life and death.”

“You asked me a question,” said Monk. “That's the answer.”