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The Blind Laws of Human Nature

Patricia Herron looks at life and death philosophically.

In the past I have given this brief description of who I am: “Patricia Herron is a philosophy and religious studies professor, writer, poet, artist, seminar lecturer and lifelong seeker of the truth that can be heard within the silence of the soul.” Over the last year or so I have included another clause: “I now have Parkinson’s disease and live in a care home, until hopefully I can be on my own again.” I have a small, but comfortable room with large patio doors overlooking a spacious country scene. Trees and distant mountains add to the beauty, as do the deer that walk silently amongst the trees as though hiding from probing human eyes. When I look out, I also see the patio blinds, which remind me of prison bars.