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How to make death a love project and say goodbye in restricted times

How to make death a love project and say goodbye in restricted times

How to make death a love project to mark the end of life is quite a question at the moment. Mourners can't be physically close up. In hospitals there are tough restrictions on visitor admission. It's really difficult, and yet I'd like to highlight in this post that...

How to go to a funeral

How to go to a funeral

Talking with my friend Kara – she’s 30 – some time back, it dawned on me that she didn’t know how to go to a funeral.  That stopped me in my tracks. I had to take a moment and think about it. How does one know and what’s important?  Her friend’s dad had been...

Loss, heat and fire, and time down in the forest

In the first week of December Gai and I visited Hannah in the forest. On the way down the hill we picked rich deep red frangipani blossoms. Very Hannah we agreed. A little further on we met Hutcho and Jeremy and the bulldozer driver Jeff. They asked where we were...

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