Sunday Round Up: Life and Death
Our weekly round up of interesting articles about life and death culled from various corners of the web.
By: Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian
“Dealing with death, in picture books and early readers, is a challenge for parents and publishers alike. There’s often a knee-jerk feeling of revulsion to contend with – “That’s a bit dark”, or “Surely they’re too young for that?” – the readerly equivalent of the sign against the evil eye.”
By: Eric Bradley
Did You Know: Memory jugs go by many names: Forget-me-not jugs, memory vessels, mourning jugs, spirit jars, ugly jars, whatnot jars, and whimsy jars?
By: Hayley MacMillen, Refinery29
Cammy Robinson was 26 years old when she had a seizure that led to a fatal heart attack; her death was the end point of a years-long struggle with bulimia. The Epilogue is a book by Laia Abril that takes us on a photographic journey through Robinson family snapshots, and official documents to deconstruct the grieving process of Cammy’s family.
By: Tod Seelie, Gothamist
“For three mysterious hours, the New York Obscura Society gave visitors a rare, late-night look inside the catacombs under Green-Wood Cemetery, where Samuel Ward McAllister (and others) are interred.
Designed to be a space of beauty for the living as well as the dead, Green-Wood continues to be an open green respite for the public to come both to mourn and to remember while experiencing the stunning landscape and memorial art of the cemetery grounds.”
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