Breeda Miller shares a wonderful story in this episode of The Moth Podcast. This one really resonated with me because I take care of a lovely lady with Alzheimer's, and I cared for her husband before he died from Parkinson's. Being with him in his last days was such a gift for me. I'd never experienced the events that I'm told are common among the dying- gazing past you to the ceiling, restlessness about taking a trip, talking about long-departed family members. In his lucid moments, when I asked him how he was feeling, he would say he wasn't sure if he should stay here or go. Another time, his eyes popped open and he asked, clear as a bell, "Which way is the border?"
Here, Breeda tells the story of her mom's final days. Take a few minutes and listen.