How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death? About BJ Miller’s TED TALK : At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.

Elegy–A Poem. An elegy is, as Edward Hirsch writes, “a poem of mortal loss and consolation.” This elegy first records the stray, important thoughts that come when the poet listens to Bach. Only at the end do we come upon the particular loss, and the consolation of possibility.