“The purpose of a Death Café is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.
Described as ‘the loneliest man in the world’, he lived entirely alone for 26 years, deep in the Brazilian Amazon, and had resisted every attempt by government teams to make contact with him.
Her reign included being monarch of 32 different independent sovereign countries. At the time of her death those numbered 15.
” It’s the sorry tale of a young servant girl, Marjory Meason, who worked at Frustigar in Shapinsay.”
“My family are Irish. Seamus Heaney is Irish, and many of the images he uses and ways of life he describes, are familiar to me.”
“I got to that certain age some time ago, but apart from a few light discussions about the D word I don’t publicly dwell on it too much.”
“I consider the experience of grief and bereavement to be one such emotion, even if the ways in which this was processed and navigated varies between individuals and societies.”
“Am I fed up with the Duke of Edinburgh eulogies? Mostly yes. But partly no.”
“Many of us have been bereaved, or know someone who has been bereaved, during the pandemic. In some cases the restrictions have added stress and a sense of injustice to the experience of funerals. “
“It has felt as though we are dealing with them at arm’s length whereas we would be there to hold their hands, give them a hug as needed,” said a palliative medicine doctor.