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READERS’ LAST YEAR PLANS – 12 – Pedro

READERS’ LAST YEAR PLANS – 12 – Pedro

Before starting I need to clarify the question. Do I assume a year’s grace as for Deborah? Am I retired or in employment? Am I comfortably enough off? If I have a year’s grace and am already retired, all I think I can do is live life with slightly more intensity than before. My ordinary social life does not include concern about the fact that I am going to die. So I can’t tell anyone else except my closest: This…

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Readers’ Last Year plans – 11 – Tom Pow

Readers’ Last Year plans – 11 – Tom Pow

‘I have no wish to sky dive or to swim with dolphins. I like my life and if this were the last year or the thirty from last year, I think I would live it in the same way. Of course the passing of all the lasts – seasons, meetings, sporting fixtures, sunsets – would give the year unimaginable, and often unbearable, intensity.’

Readers’ Last Year plans – 9 – Leo

Readers’ Last Year plans – 9 – Leo

“2014 was my dad’s last year. He too had a life sentence similar to Deborah’s, and he took eight of us in the camper van to Italy for a month. His last (unrealised) wish was to go for a cycle. I think he’s a great example.”

Readers’ Last Year plans – 6 – Anonymous

Readers’ Last Year plans – 6 – Anonymous

“Given notice that I had limited time left, I would seek to visit family and friends I hold dear. If physically able, I would travel to places I have longer to see like the Taj Mahal or cherry blossom in Japan with my daughter. I would again go paragliding or finally take the plunge and do a bungee jump from the cliffs at the original bungee jump in New Zealand, having wimped out the first time I visited it. Above…

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Readers’ Last Year Plans – 4 – Anonymous

Readers’ Last Year Plans – 4 – Anonymous

“My first thought is that we all only have one year – at least most of us don’t know that we have more; we may have only one day. And I do feel that we should probably all live life as if there is only one year left anyway. I think I would just continue as always. Maybe my life is how I want it – family and garden and doing my art work – c’est la vie.”