55er: Agony

The law could not help her.
Ethics were mute spectators.
Intellectuals debated her fate.

And she suffered silently, incapable of expressing herself.
No-one, but no one understood what she was going through; what was going through her.

How could she tell them that Euthanasia or not, all she wanted was release from this endless misery?

2 comments to 55er: Agony

  • Aruna's case...it's a mystery.
    As much as there is argument enough to show she needs a dignified death, on the other hand there is the truth that she is not brain dead.as long as her brain has not instructed her to shut down, she should be allowed to live. We do not know how or why she still lives, but just because she cannot talk, walk and behave like the rest of us, doesn't mean she should be dead either.

  • @JSincro: I wish it was as simple as that. But, I have seen a paralyzed great grandmom live the last year of her life totally dependent on others for everything. And this was a lady who would, until paralysis struck, do all her work on her own, even at the age of 93. Wash her own clothes - stuff like that.

    I wonder what she'd say if she could speak properly at the time. Would she just be praying for a quick and painless end to the suffering?

    Coming to Aruna's case, again, with no hope of recovery and being in the same state for *thirty five years*, I honestly have no idea what she'd be thinking and what she'd be hoping for.

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