Sunday Round Up: Stories about Death and Mourning
Some end of the week reading of stories about death and mourning brought to you by #EFRoundUp.
By: Jessica Machado, Buzzfeed
“Would any of this, at the very least, have helped me parse minutes? Or would my anxieties only have been heightened with every alert of a new condolence on my timeline? I don’t know. I am still not sure how to navigate grief. It’s a course that feels immeasurable.”
By: Caleb Wilde, Confessions of a Funeral Director
“In a rare moment, I saw how death & dying create community by allowing us to touch each other’s humanity”
By: Mark Jefferies, Mirror Online
“I have only got five or six years left and I will be gone – I won’t have to worry about ISIS or Ebola, I am looking forward to it. Most of the best people are dead – I will be in excellent company having a wonderful time.”
By: Alan White, Buzzfeed
Bob Lowe from Hampshire read this poem on Radio 5 Live this morning. It’s an ode to his wife, Kath, who died three years ago after they shared more than six decades of married life together.
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Dubbed the “Iron Lady” by the Soviet Union media, Margaret Thatcher was indeed a strong woman among a sea of men in politics. She wasn’t a “feminist” per se, simply accepted her right to be in power and do what men had done before her.
Nietzsche influenced so many people that he inspired entirely new ways of thinking, including the movement of the “death of God theology,” “creative evolution,” and “aristocratic radicalism.” If he did nothing else, Nietzsche’s philosophies have made people ponder the meaning of life, and in that, he certainly achieved great success.
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