2019年12月20日 星期五

Living With Death

There’s a different way to say goodbye.

In the United States, we have come to see death as an emergency. We call the doctors, the nurses, the police, the emergency workers, the funeral staff to take over for us. They hurry corpses from hospital rooms or bedrooms into designated, chilled death spaces. They dig and fill the graves for us and drive our loved ones, alone, to the crematories. They turn on the furnace, lift the bodies, close the door. There may be no other rite of passage around which we have become more passive.

In our cover story this week, Maggie Jones writes about a movement to change all this, led by home-funeral guides who believe that spending time with and tending to the bodies of their deceased loved ones can help families in the grieving process.

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