A graceful exit. Charles Krauthammer:
Recent tests have revealed that [my] cancer has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over….
I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended.
I can't recall ever agreeing with Krauthammer on anything, except the cruelty of zoos, but I always admired his writing. It was full of oxygen, and I shall miss the man who produced it.