Quotation by Helen Prejean

...here he is, fully alive, and it is hard to picture him fully dead. Death is thirty-three hours away and here we are talking about the brain size of birds and bloodhounds and hunting in the woods. You can only attend to death for so long before the life force sucks you right in again.
Helen Prejean (b. 1940), U.S. nun and activist against the death penalty. Dead Man Walking, ch. 4 (1993).

Serving as "spiritual advisor" to Death Row inmate Pat Sonnier, Prejean discussed his Louisiana childhood with him fewer than two days before he was scheduled to be executed.
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