Remembering a Life that Mattered

Two years ago this morning, Terri Schiavo departed a world that did not deserve her.

No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were:
any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind,
and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls;
it tolls for thee.

John Donne
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
no. 17 (Meditation)
1624 (published)

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