Dr. Sherwin Nuland died this week at the age of 83. He became well-known for his first book, How We Die, which won the National Book Award in 1994. For him, pondering death was a way of wondering at life — and the infinite variety of processes that maintain human life moment to moment. He reflects on the meaning of life by way of scrupulous and elegant detail about human physiology:

“Wonder is something I share with people of deep faith. They wonder at the universe that God has created, and I wonder at the universe that nature has created. This is a sense of awe that motivates the faithful, motivates me. And when I say motivates, it provides an energy for seeking. Just as the faithful will always say, ‘We are seeking,’ I am seeking.”

We remixed this interview and present it in his honor.

Comments powered by Disqus
  1. mumeditation reblogged this from beingblog
  2. robvcase reblogged this from beingblog and added:
    This is a fascinating interview.
  3. thelongsearch reblogged this from beingblog
  4. lapillus reblogged this from beingblog
  5. singkrenisite reblogged this from beingblog
  6. stryker4mkx reblogged this from beingblog
  7. soulsexperplex reblogged this from beingblog
  8. batmanicure reblogged this from beingblog
  9. houseofmack reblogged this from beingblog
  10. amywhipple reblogged this from beingblog
  11. beingblog posted this