November 2014 archive

Have you seen a dead person?

Funeral Rights book - Facebook message

When my son, Robbie, died in a car accident 2 years ago, I felt this legal and cultural urgency to organise the funeral quickly. I do not know where this feeling came from. No one advised me otherwise. I was swept up in the funeral process. I made lots of rapid decisions in my disassociated […] Read more…

Speaking about death won’t kill you

“Speaking about death won’t kill you just like speaking about sex won’t make you pregnant.” We are so disconnected from death in our secular Western culture. We don’t do death well. How do I know this? From experience. From a cultural point of view, I was totally unprepared for my son’s death 2.5 years ago. […] Read more…