“Everyday life seems unbelievably minuscule when faced with the prospects of death and dying.” These are the words of Dr. David Avery. David is thirty years old, unmarried, a successful doctor, and has recently been confronted with the knowledge that he is suffering from a terminal form of acute leukemia. The living room in which Dr. Avery and I sit in his Monterey home is beautifully decorated with portraits of angels. On nearly every wall
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one to question life’s meaning, for it may seem be a useless adventure in self examination. Yet it is through the love of this dying doctor that I have learned that there are truly are no guarantees in life. All anyone may ever have is this exact moment and though David will inevitably die, he has done what he sought out to do, he has shown those he loves the most how to live.