Farewell, Brittany

It is always sad when anyone leaves this life, especially one so young and vital as the woman who became the face of “right to die.”
People think making such a decision is easier when it is put in the abstract, but this girl had much to say goodbye to in her passing. The question has always been:” Who owns my life?” Is it the state, the deity so far removed, the people around you or yourself?” She decided her life belonged to her. I have only admiration (and sorrow) for the courage it took to act on that decision with so many eyes upon her. Whatever lies beyond this shore (or is it all a black dark ocean?) I hope in her last moments she thought the world a beautiful world and the passing from it the right choice for her failing joy in it.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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