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.

Mourning My Mom, Before and After Facebook

By: Jessica Machado, Buzzfeed

Image by Jenny Chang 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.”

They Cried Too Much

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”

Monty Python Star And Comedian John Cleese admits: I’m looking forward to death

By: Mark Jefferies, Mirror Online

John Cleese

“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.”

This 93-Year-Old Man’s Poem For His Late Wife Will Turn You Into An Emotional Wreck

By: Alan White, Buzzfeed

Bob Lowe Poem

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.

 

This Week’s Featured Footprints

The Ebola Virus

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Dedicated to those who lost their lives, as well as the heroes on the medical frontlines (doctors, nurses, scientists etc.) working towards a cure in the fight against Ebola. We have links to Ebola related charities for those who want to donate to the cause. 

Margaret Thatcher

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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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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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.

Want to share an interesting story about death, mourning, grief, or celebration of life with us? Everlasting Footprint is always interested in stories of cultural heritage, advice for coping with loss, and other topics. Post a comment or tweet us. Begin your own Footprints for loved ones and share the stories of their lives.

 

About Tiffany Qua

Social Media Manager Tiffany Qua, MA, specializes in content strategy, digital marketing, and social media campaigns. A graduate of Columbia University and John Hopkins University, Tiffany and her husband live in NYC.

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