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Death Is Not A Dirty Word

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I hardly move though really I'm travelling a terrific distance. Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.− Mary Oliver Death is not a dirty word. Nor is it something we should fear, ignore or steep in mystery. I often see people at funerals or memorials struggle to speak freely...
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Denial of Death

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The temple bell stops But the sound keeps coming out of the flowers − Basho There is a denial of death in our culture. In our postmodern, affluent West, we don’t see people die, wash their bodies, dress them lovingly, and watch over them for a day and night in...
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