Saturday, April 13, 2019

An obituary distills the essence of a life.

If you're frustrated by the news or the political commentary found on the op-ed page of a newspaper, Marion Winik, author of “The Baltimore Book of the Dead,” has a good suggestion: Turn to the obits page.

"If you are combing the newspaper for profound truths, the obituaries are the place to start. Every one of them presents an inescapable fact of our lives: They end," she wrote in the Los Angeles Times. "Simultaneously, though, obituaries also affirm life and the many varieties it takes."

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