THOUGHTFUL MUSINGS FROM A FUNERAL DIRECTOR
March 24, 2011
The past century of funeral service has worked obsessively at hiding death away in hospitals, nursing homes, and funeral homes. These are the only places most people ever have contact with death. We as a society have turned death into a topic which is rarely discussed or dealt with. The consequence of this is manyfold, ranging from a youth obsessed culture that disrespects the wisdom that comes with aging, to the highly overpriced and impersonal funeral, to the sense of hopelessness that is the result of separating our spirituality from our eventual demise. I could spend hours detailing the many social neurosis that have sprung from our obsession with avoiding this topic, but instead would like focus on a few things that may help to heal these neurosis.
One thing we can do differently is to treat death as a natural part of life, like any other step in our journey. It is not a disease that discussing might cause us ill.
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