What more is to be learned when an experienced hospice and palliative care nurse is diagnosed herself? And how does that bring a deep richness to the world of her patients? Having learned the poetry of sitting with those facing serious and life limiting illness, Judith Redwing Keyssar brought all of that experience into her response to her own illness. All of what she felt and learned compel her to tell the stories of people at the end of their lives, encouraging us to "practice dying" by paying attention to what dying people have to share. Inside of these stories, our own and other peoples', live inspirations for our work and our lives. They invite poetry, music and meaning and connect us at the most transcendent level.