The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:
Book title: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
I learned a lot of things in medical school, but mortality wasn't one of them.Friday 56:
She and Felix felt the sorrows of their losses but also the pleasures of what they still had...One day, however, they had an experience that revealed just how fragile their life had become.Comments: My parents are in their 80s. Each time I am with them I have to confront their mortality as I see them age. I hope that they both can experience a good ending to their lives far in the future. But I see it is partially my siblings and my responsibility to assist them as they make decisions about their healthcare and the quality of their lives at each junction in the future. This book, written by a doctor, addresses issues our society has with healthcare and aging. Lots to think about.