From NPR: Over the weekend, when it became apparent she would not be leaving the ICU, Simon began of sitting — and sleeping — at his mother’s bedside, and how he and Newman spent those final hours together. It was a tender, lyrical and public way of saying goodbye. “It led perfect strangers to tell Simon that he had made them burst into tears. Which led readers to think about good deaths and good lives.”

NPR’s Andy Carvin and the responses from the social media commu­nity. · Go to Scott Simon on sharing his mother’s final moments on Twitter →