It is beautiful to read how different cultures around the world respond to death and dying.
These cultures are steeped in traditions and rituals, which brings death out into the open, and is celebrated and honored as a "natural part of life".
In the United States, we have become so far removed from end-of-life, that we are afraid of it. We avoid "it" until we absolutely have to deal with it.
What can we learn from other cultures in how they respect, and at times, celebrate the lives of the deceased?
A Necessary Conversation feels that by engaging in these conversations. we too, can learn that death is natural, and that by being emotionally present for the dying, we can see the beauty that is also created through end-of-life experiences.