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Nash, Edith / Practice the here and now: selected writings of Edith Nash
(2001)

Nash, Edith
A letter to Sally,   pp. 35-36


Page 36

of a few years back), called As I Remember Him, evidently an autobiography,
written as biography, when Zinsser was dying of an incurable disease. You
might find it in your library. I don't think I ever read it, but I think
Paul liked it because it showed an attitude toward death that was reasonable.
My own attitude has been more like the poet's, "I have been half in love
with easeful death." Guess it's Keats, guess it's the old attitude, "If you
can't lick ' em, join ' em." I kept looking out the window when Ted 0. was
dying, thinking if death came down the river to pick him up, he could whip
over here and never go hardly out of his way at all, sort of like planning
to visit the Red Owl the day I go to the shoemaker's so's not to go out of
my way. Well, it's not exactly rational, but it makes the whole subject more
familiar, like an old shoe.
Love,
Mother


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