The writer chose to enter the light on March 30th, surrendering herself to fate. I'm not certain how I feel about it, but an NPR reporter covered the event with empathy and honesty, I think..
What I do know is that I am grateful that no outside agency, no government, no decider intervened in the most personal of decisions.
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Letters About Living While Dying
By Catherine Royce
273 pp. Xlibris $19.99
Catherine's Choice: To Plan A Death With Dignity
by Richard Knox
On the appointed morning, her loved ones gathered. Catherine was aware and engaged during the two-hour process. Eventually she dozed off. And here let me quote again from her last essay:
What can I tell you about the bright light? It really is there. I saw it. I can in no way guarantee that you will see one, too, or that I will see one again. But I hope we are all so blessed.
Catherine Royce was 60 when she died on March 30.