April 2016 archive

Death in Art

Death art

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/death-in-art-_n_6849376.html?section=australia [summary excerpt from above source] A Brief History Of Artists Grappling With Loss And Death “Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it,” Joan Didion wrote in A Year of Magical Thinking. Many of us are blind to the realities of loss and mourning until we’re […] Read more…

Converting cemeteries into forests

bios urn

“The Bios Urn is a fully biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after life. Mainly composed of two parts, the urn contains a seed which will grow in the name of your loved one. Bios Urn turns death into a transformation and a return to life through nature.” http://urnabios.com/ Watch video here. Read more…

Death is nothing at all

I have only slipped away into the next room I am I and you are you Whatever we were to each other That we are still Call me by my old familiar name Speak to me in the easy way you always used Put no difference into your tone Wear no forced air of solemnity […] Read more…

Young thoughts on death

Before I Die mobile wall

The mobile Before I Die wall had its first official outing as part of the activities for National Youth Week. It was a hit; all sides were covered in wonderful things kids want to do before they die: go to space, meet Johnny Depp, see the Eiffel Tower, be the best scooter rider, have a […] Read more…

Success poem

What is Success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, […] Read more…

Robbie’s song

Bell singing Robbie's song

This is a hauntingly beautiful heartfelt song written by Bel Enks, a close friend of Robbie, 2 days after he died. It was sung at his funeral. This was also Bel’s first song she wrote. She now plays regular gigs as a singer-songwriter with acoustic guitar as well as graduating in April 2016 with a […] Read more…

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead, Put crepe bows round the white necks of the […] Read more…

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