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
HOSPICE PORTRAITS BLOG
Jack lived in a crack house but he didn’t know it. He was tucked away in the back of an old Victorian that was converted into apartments fifteen years ago. His monthly Medicare disbursement and VA benefits afforded him rent, two TV dinners per day, …Read More
Amanda is a spindly little eighty-eight year old gal dying from COPD. Between quick breaths she puffed with finality, “I will be happy when I’m dead.” Her whole life she has been postponing happiness until something happened. She confessed she was never really happy, she …Read More
Jared was a fifty-one year old man dying from AIDS. He was living with his eighty-four year old girlfriend Lois and her two chiwawahs in a camper in rural southern Oregon. Jared’s needs were greater than the strength and endurance Lois pretended to have. Jared had …Read More
On their 50th wedding anniversary, Ruth and Charles made a suicide pact. They agreed that if the quality of their lives became intolerable because of disease or disability, they would end their lives, together. Ruth said, “We’ve been high school sweethearts for seventy-two years. We …Read More