Blessings for a life well-lived. Your writings made a tremendous difference in my life. Rest in peace, Dr. Sacks.
Today, upon reading the sad news of his death, I began rereading Dr. Sack's most recent essays. I forwarded the link to "Mishearings " to my mother. My iPad "misheard" my typing and instead auto filled the subject line with "Mosh earrings". Perfect.
Dear Dr. Sacks,
Your life and work touched me greatly. You were the consummmate listening ear, a beacon to all healthcare providers. And your ability to communicate what you lived and learned was so great. I feel loss and cried this morning. Thank you for your influence and your life. I wish I had written to you while you were still alive.
Such a kind, compassionate and insightful man, like no other. Will be sadly missed.
I have all of Dr. Sacks's books .He was a friend that I never met. May he rest in peace.
Dear Dr. Sacks,
I was exploring articles about Brain and Evolution of Brain some 3 years back. I was stumbled upon a Ted Talk of yours about "Hallucinations" , It instantly attracted me and me me pursue your work. You are always remembered Dr. Sacks. RIP.
Rest in peace, Doctor. Your work has changed the world for the better. Thank you for your contributions to society. Your spirit will live forever.
Thanks for making the ins and outs of the human brain more accessible for those of us who haven't studied.
I hope your next trip is as exciting as this one has been.
In February 2015 my dear uncle died of cancer and during the pain of being beside him as he died I found myself emersing myself in your books and in your lectures. At the same time my meditation teacher was diagnosed with cancer and your work gave me great comfort at a time of great sadness and loss. I had just returned from Oaxaca and read your Oaxaca journal. Inspired by your book, I ordered resurrection ferns to give to my friends.
As I read your books during this sad time I felt great comfort and a feeling of love for you. I was devastated when I read the news that you were also diagnosed with cancer in February, just before my uncle died. I proceeded to buy all the books you had written, that I had not read and shared them with my friends.
I want to thank you for all your wonderful heart felt writing, you are an inspiration to us all. I first read your work, Awakenings, when I was an art student at St Martins school of art in London in 1980. Shortly after, when I was at the Royal college of art, I was asked by a theatre company to make a photograph of a play called "The Sleep" inspired by your book. I have recently started painting a portrait of you.
I will continue to be inspired by you and your work for the rest of my life. The world has been a much better place for having you on it.
I send you my heart felt Love ,
I saw your name in the re: line of my emails, and immediately i knew what it meant. thank you for a life well lived, for stories well told, and for your acute observations.
I've loved your books ever since Anthropologist on Mars, just last week reading On The Move in one swell foop -- I'm hoping that (1) a comprehensive biography will be forthcoming while your associates, family, and friends yet live, (2) your journals are edited and published, and (3) that you have some writings in the works, just being polished for publication. I just cannot think that there will be no more Oliver Sacks books forthcoming -- i had come to expect them regularly, like clockwork.
Thanks also for popularizing gefilte fish and chopped liver. yummm.
Yours respectfully and affectionately, feeling fortunate to have lived alongside you, so to speak,
May you rest in peace, dear Dr. Sacks. Your memory is a blessing.
I have followed Dr. Sacks for many years, read his books and writings, and have been privileged to hear him speak and personally congratulate him on his work. Today a unique and precious voice has been stilled forever. Goodbye, Dr. Sacks, and thank you for all you did, and for the example you set for us all.
RIP Dr Sacks. Your books have meant so much to me.
The poet laureate of medicine passes away, the way he would have loved. He will live through his books and articles. His prose reminds me of Chekov, his sensitivity in penning the human condition can compare with the poems of Auden.
I just piled all his books on my young son's study and told him about this man of neurons and human condition.
Dear Dr. Sacks. Thank you for all. We miss you all over the world! S.
Never met Dr. Sacks, but he was a revered kindred spirit who dissected the infinite complexities of our brains, senses, and, thereby, the universe--making it all a simple 'pastoral.'
Dear Family of Dr. Sacks,
It goes without saying that the world will miss Dr. Sacks.
I have followed his works with enthusiasm and joy. I am a humble violinist who will always value the clarity of his observations and poignancy of his writing.
I celebrate his contributions to his field and his talents.
My thoughts are with you.
Dear Ms. Edgar,
Thank yor for your contributions to the work of Dr. Sacks. We all offer our condolences on the loss of such a great companion. I hope that you can share some pleasant tales about working with Dr. Sacks and being such a valuable part of his life.
Thank you. It's been a pleasure reading your thoughts. May they inform generations to come to make medicine more humane and the world a better place.
Rest in Peace......................