An excellent letter in the Chicago Tribune, published February 13, 2018, by Sharon Silverman, about her aunt and uncle, and her aunt’s descent into dementia, and how her uncle finally chose not to treat her aunt’s infection, so that she could die peacefully.

Ms. Silverman concludes, “Alone together, he stroked her head. He held her hands. He laid next to her, embracing her body — the body he had known for over 50 years. The body that must leave him now. The mind that had already disappeared.”

Very profound words … read the full letter here.