Sunday Round Up – Modern Death
Our weekly round up of stories and articles about coping with loss, dealing with grief, mourning our loved ones, talking about our final days, and celebrating life culled from various corners of the web. For previously featured grieving-related news and stories, check out our EF Roundup Section.
This week’s round up is on “Modern Death” and how the topics of death and mourning are tackled in journalism, fashion, social media, and other industries.
By: Oliver Sacks, The New York Times
“When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.”
By: Joanna Smolenski, Refinery29
“If her death was hard to fathom, Facebook made it feel unreal. She was a friend I’d loved, but someone I’d had fallen out of daily contact with, and so her absence was abstract. Her presence all over social media, however, made her feel more alive than ever.”
By: Robin Givhan, The Washington Post
“Death was part of life. We did what we could to afford it dignity.”
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