Living with death and dying
Living with death and dying

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Living with death and dying

1.3.5 Sense of reality

Sabom also found most people emphasised at least once during their interview that the experience was as real as the more ordinary events of life. In this vein a typical comment was, ‘It’s reality. I know for myself that I didn’t experience no fantasy. There was no so-called dream or nothing. These things really happened to me. It happened. I know. I went through it.’ For one man it was ‘realer than here … After that the world seemed like a mockery to real life …’

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