Enduring Love The Book
Enduring Love is a collection of over one hundred portraits of hospice patients with family and friends embracing love and life. Someone in all of the portraits has since died. Many photographs were taken on the last day of life, often moments before the last breath. These portraits have frozen time to preserve a visual memory of love and connection indefinitely.
Enduring Love also offers glimpses into hospice care, the truth of what the process of death and dying looks like, and thought provoking realities of how people live and love with dementia. Included are grand love stories, inspiring conversations with the dying, their advice for living, and the wisdom their illnesses have gifted them.
Enduring Love is an invitation to live and love fully while we are alive!
Photographs by Mary Landberg
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Roy said, “Women talk too much, they cackle like nervous chickens every damn chance they get!” I smiled at Roy as I silently rearranged the pillows under his head in the hospice room at the nursing home. He crossed his arms over his barrel chest, …Read More
Jacqueline confessed to living seventy-eight years in a constant state of desperation to be loved and needed, so she made herself indispensible. At an early age, her life’s mission was to put the needs of others ahead of her own. She didn’t enjoy going the …Read More
Emilane hadn’t eaten much all day. I offered her a bite of the chocolate ice cream that was in her freezer. With great effort, Emilane pulled herself up in bed, took the oxygen tubing out of her nose and said, “No thank you, I feel …Read More