Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse, spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai. The blog garnered a great deal of attention and it led her to write a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.
What might my own regrets be?
It’s entirely possible that I’ll regret never having written a book (that
wasn’t a work-for-hire). I might also regret it if I don’t travel to a
few places. I think Germany would be one of those places, maybe the
countryside of France, and maybe Norway.
I might also regret it if I never bicycle across NY State or something
I think I’d also regret it if I don’t manage to live and die in love.
The following article relates the story.
By Susie Steiner in The Guardian (guardian.co.uk)