Wednesday, July 24, 2013

the last book I ever read (Jamie Quatro's I Want To Show You More, excerpt four)

from Jamie Quatro's I Want To Show You More: Stories:

When the pastor announces a death in our congregation, he uses Saint Paul’s metaphor: “Tom Huskins finished his race last Wednesday.” As a runner, I have always liked that image. That would be the thing to think, on your deathbed—that at the end of yourself, you still had control. But now I see the metaphor only works for people who live to old age. They get to run the whole course.

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