Hester, meanwhile, says we should live all of life back to front. We should be born old and age youn

Hester, meanwhile, says we should live all of life back …

Hester, meanwhile, says we should live all of life back to front. We should be born old and age younger. Our baptism should be a ritual of our funeral. We should die as infants, content in our mothers' arms, having lost all our learning and all sense of disappointment. If only we could die, she says, not knowing we'd ever grieved.

Timothy Schaffert