From Texas Public Radio:
“This is a little walk I take every morning, just to spend time with God.”
Jack Hall is meandering along a path around the backyard of a modest home on the Northeast Side of San Antonio.
“The wind chimes, when the wind is blowing, these things are beautiful,” Hall says, before giving them a tap to demonstrate. He gestured to the right, where there is a prayer wall holding several candles, and then wandered to the other side of the yard, where there is a thick, knotty old oak.
“This is just one strong tree, here,” Hall says. “This tree has stood the test of time, and it’ll be here long after we’re gone.”
Hall has prostate cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes. He’s dying, and is one of the growing number of Americans who are dying with no family nearby.