Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Long Life

Is what we wish those who have been bereaved at a Jewish funeral. Dina Rabinovitch died too young & I wish those whose sadness is immeasurable tonight will find solace in their faith. Her Guardian columns were inspiring, even for those not living with cancer. Anthony Clare's lasting legacy will be his books, notably the three series of In the Psychiatrist's Chair (1984, 1992, 1995 and 1998). On happiness he said; “We spend money on killing machines and wonder why our youngsters are so aggressive. We insist our children, from the earliest years, familiarise themselves with the intricacies of human biology, yet ensure they learn little or nothing of psychology until their own personalities are distorted beyond correction. And, rather than acknowledge the neglect we have shown towards structures such as marriage and family life, we resort to undermining their importance in the sum of human health and happiness."


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