Grief over the death of a loved one never really goes away. Even years later an unexpected memory can arise, bearing with it the pain of the original loss. It is vital then, when we say our goodbyes, that this is done in a way that fully expresses the love and the sense of sadness we feel when laying our loved-ones to rest.
This is a universal truth.
How we deal with death tells us a lot about the kind of society we live in.
First published in Kindred Spirit Nov 2014.
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