"Tuesdays with Morrie" – ALSに掛かった教授と元生徒の人生についての対話

“Tuesdays with Morrie” – written by Mitch Albomより
morrie氷水をかぶるチャレンジで話題のALS(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – 筋萎縮性側索硬化症)ですが、昔読んだ本(オーディオブック)を思い出したので、心に残った文章をいくつか抜粋してみます。


“ALS is like a lick candy, it melts your nerves and leaves your body to a pile of wax.”


“His living funeral was arounsing success, only Morrie wasn’t dead yet.”


“He refused to depressed, instead Morrie become a lightening rod of ideas.
Learned to forgive yourself, forgive others. “



“His philosophy was death should not be embarrassing.”


“They asked What Morrie dreads the most. Most famous interview in America,
‘One day soon, somebody has to wipe my ass.'”



“People see me as a bridge. I’m not as alive as used to be, but I’m not yet dead.
I’m sort of in between. I’m on the last great journey here.
People want to tell me what to pack.”



“You think that’s strange to bother keeping up with news.
After all I wouldn’t be around how it turns out. But it’s hard to explain.
Now that I’m suffering, I feel closer to people who suffer that day before.”



“Can I tell you the thing I’m learning most of from this disease?
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give up love. Let it come in.
Love is the only rational act.”



“I concentrate all the good things on my life.
I don’t allow myself anymore self pitty.
A little each morning few tears. And that’s all.
It’s wonderful because of all the time I get to say goodbye. Not everyone is so lucky.”



“Pay attention to loved one when they are speaking as if it was the last time you might hear them.”


“There is no such thing too late in life.”