Doctors this past week gave a woman in France a partial face transplant. For an in-depth read on the topic you can visit Sufficient Scruples Blog. I found this quote intersting:
bq. Uninformed second-guessing of patients’ (direct or by-proxy) decisions out of personal prejudice should be a thoroughly discredited procedure by now – but apparently anyone is free to inject their opinion into others’ healthcare decision-making if they masquerade a sufficient degree of outrage.
The facts, briefly:
* Woman was mauled by her dog while sleeping about 6 months ago.
* May or may not have attempted suicide by overdosing on pills.
* Apparently said “Merci” (“thanks”, in french for the English-only readers) after the operation.
Whoa! May or may not have attempted suicide???
In the Transition, most things really come down to context — as compared to absolutes. A dog mauling is typically thought of as violent act. Bad dog. But if this dog (a labrador, to which I am partial) were trying to wake her from a nearly permanent sleep, then he becomes not a savage beast but a saving grace.
Now, to take it way out to the edge. What if the soul of the woman and the soul of the dog were co-creating this experience, to shake loose some consciousness in the world? We can’t say for sure. But it’s possible.
In the transition, all sorts of these things are possible. And probable. The bottom line being that even in death, we are safe. It is OK to trust the universe. Unintended outcomes are generated all day every day. (Wow – an intersting use of absolutism!)
Those who enjoy arguing, by all means please continue. For me, I much more enjoy entertaining the what ifs, the “I wonder what those two were up to, to conjer up this event with global attraction?”
Oh – and for you silly-minded readers, here is an article on Cheney Receives Face Plant.