"Death is a test of one’s maturity. Everyone has got to get through it on their own. I want very much to die. I want to become part of that vast extraordinary light. But dying is hard work. Death is in control of the process, I cannot influence its course. All I can do is wait. I was given my life, I had to live it, and now I am giving it back"
A German photographer, Walter Schels, took a series of portraits of terminal cancer patients. One a few weeks before their death and another after they had died.
There are 11 patients here, 22 photos.
I encourage you to click through them, reading the comments and quotes from the patients on the side bar.
It is very powerful.