This article is very interesting because it brings to print some newer options in after death care.
First, is home funerals.
Home funerals are gaining in popularity (although this is not for everyone).
There can be great comfort for family and friends in having a loved one at home where family can come and go as they are comfortable with.
Of course, there are many things one has to do for the loved one if having a home funeral......I'll write about this at a later date.
Second, taking photographs of the dead. Morbid? Not necessarily.
We take photos of everything ~ why wouldn't we take photos of our loved ones when they are dead.
Photos help us to connect with past experiences and they can also help us to remember and heal.
"If we are more familiar with the deaths of strangers, their violent ends captured by photojournalists, maybe that’s because the deaths of our intimates have been at a remove for so long".
Third, posting on social media.
I am not a social media person, so Im am not neutral on this subject.
However, this article does provide some interesting thoughts to ponder.
Attached is a TEDxTufts Talk, by Isabel Merrin, a college student talking about death.
Its very interesting that Isabel is willing to confront our societies inabilities to speak openly about death and dying. Hopefully by watching the video, you too, will be willing to dig deep into your soul and know that there is a better way to "Do Death Differently".
A Necessary Conversation can help you to explore End Of Life matters and to empower yourself with knowledge, so that you can begin to enrich your relationships with friends and loved ones.
Lets not continue to avoid one of the few 100% Guarantees in life.