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Laurence de Charette: “Stay human!”


THE NOTEBOOK - Where does the idea that suicide is better than care and brotherhood come from? “All men seek to be happy, even those who are going to hang themselves,” remarked Pascal.

Martine arrived with a small step, fragile and firm at the same time, her upper back arched, rounded towards the ground like the handle of a cane.

We gently hold his arm, we help him settle into the big armchair in the living room - a real bergère, covered with a pretty fabric like at home, not one of those ugly upholstered metal and skai seats. baby blue mattress pads that hospitals use all the time.

We talk, looking for a good cushion.

From the adjoining kitchen escapes the aroma of a cake, or a pie perhaps - lemon, we bet.

Here is the octogenarian with his back well secured, but a somewhat resigned expression, settled in for the private recital that the singers of the Marseille Opera are preparing to give to the residents of La Maison, a pioneering palliative care establishment which turned the back to hospital codes.

The nurses, like those close to her, know: it happens that Martine says she wants to leave.

And then that she is no longer in such a hurry.

Thierry, thirty-something reached…

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Source: lefigaro

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