Oliver Sacks, who lived and wrote about himself and others who exhibit the quality of being “intensely alive” — is dead

Obituary, Michio Kakutani, New York Times:

Oliver Sacks: Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life

Barely one month ago, he documented his dying process, in The Guardian:

Oliver Sacks, who taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying

Here’s one final extraordinary story (with commentary), this one from an early autobiographical account: how he saved his own life from a rampaging bull on top of a mountain that ended in a fall off a cliff that decommissioned his leg. As we grew to expect from one with such a robust presence and attunement to the whole of life, Sacks not only moved into the full dimensional spectrum of his own phenomenal experience, but extrapolated from it to understand the complexity and life-gifting focus of the mysterious power that animates music, muscles, and the mind.

Musicked Down the Mountain: How Oliver Sacks Saved His Own Life by Literature and Song

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Image: Wendy McNaughton for brainpickings.org

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  1. laurabruno says:

    Wayne Dyer also passed with the Full Moon on the 29th.

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