End-of-life issues are in the news. Not surprising. As boomers age and healthcare costs skyrocket, they’ve moved to the front burner.
We all know we are going to die. But we have trouble talking about it. That’s why I believe The Conversation Project (TCP), is right-on in urging us to communicate our end-of-life wishes (whatever they may be) to our physicians and loved ones. It’s not just the right thing to do—most people feel better once they’ve done it.
Recently, a group of people gathered at the Islamic Center of Boston to learn about TCP. I know almost nothing about Islamic traditions, but what I have learned from those who attended the session is that the questions and concerns voiced were the same as in every other group, religious or otherwise.
What was different was the break in the middle for a call to prayer.
What was surprising was the bagels and cream cheese served at the end.