by Oliver Sacks
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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Oliver Sacks died in his Greenwich Village home in August 2015, surrounded by his close friends and family.It was 82He spent his last days doing what he loved: playing piano, swimming, enjoying smoked salmon – and writing.As Dr. Sacs looked back over the course of his long life, the adventurous life of his last had thoughts of gratitude.In a series of remarkable, beautifully written and edifying, meditations, as a sign of Gratitude, Dr. Sacs reflection and gives the grace of a well lived life, and expresses his reflections on old age, faced with terminal cancer and reach the end.I’m not pretending I’m fearless.But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.I have loved and been loved; I have been given a lot and I have given something in return; I have read and walked and read and thought and written.I’ve had sexual intercourse with the world, the relationships of writers and readers.Above all, I have been a sensitive being, of an animal thought, on this beautiful planet, and that he himself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.
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