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Thursday, 12 March 2015

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'It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living'.

This is one of numerous quotes by a fascinating author. Today's news if now 'full of' his passing. 

At the age of 66, Terry Pratchett is no more. Details are sparse, just that one fact.

Tis a fair few years since I was introduced to the Discworld by my friend Helen. What started off as 'borrowing' became, look after them, please, as where we live, I've run out of space. Being a talented artist, living in comparatively small accommodation, space was needed for artwork. Hence, I became the curator of a collection of Discworld books. 

Recently, having treated myself to an ebook reader, I also have some of the books in that format. 

Whilst it is sad to find out that such a talented person (Pratchett) is no more, he had in recent years been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. That is a terrible 'complaint' which has been likened to 'death in life'.

Rest in peace, and heartfelt thanks for all your works.

To end with another quote...

'The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can't so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?'

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