This lovely song by Ed Sheeran captures those moments of grief as we dismantle a room or home after a loved one has died.
In this lovely story, Chaplain Kate Braestrup recounts a story about the importance of allowing family members, including children, to grieve in the ways that seem important to them, including taking care of the body.
In this article from the New York Times magazine James G. Robinson recounts the story of a road-trip his family took after the death of his five-year old son and healing power of the stories and stones collected in remembrance of him.
The Washington State Ferry system offers memorial at sea services on the following routes: Seattle/Bremerton Seattle/Bainbridge Edmonds/Kingston Anacortes/Friday Harbor Mukilteo/Clinton Port Townsend/Coupeville – Summer only The ferry will slow to allow the release of a biodegradable urn and for a floral tribute to be strewn on the water. At the captain’s discretion, the horn may…
This New York Times article, explores John Sheilds’ decision to choose the time of his death and to celebrate his life, leaving a legacy of courage with the support of his, doctor, friends and family.
Remembrance – My Mother Gave Me Music Watch this remembrance. In this collage of a section from an interview in 2000 and the song written as her mother was dying, Marie Eaton reflects on the gifts of music her mother gave her and the tender gifts of caregiving at the end of life. Marie is…
A Green Burial-Stories The Green Burial site has many stories about using green burial as a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat.
Living With Cancer: Parting Gifts Being in a cancer support group eventually means losing a friend. In this article from the Living with Cancer series, Susan Gubar explores this particular kind of loss.
LIVES – Lawless Friendship In this story from the New York Times, Mary Cantwell describes her deep grief after a close friend dies, and reflects how the sorrow at the death of a friend is often unrecognized by our cultural norms.