By learning more about death, our mortality, and ways to say goodbye, the inevitable becomes less confronting. Written by Australian journalist Lisa Herbert, this blog aims to reveal interesting, informative, and sometimes fascinating facts and thoughts about end-of-life planning.
So put on some comfy shoes as we explore cemeteries, the world of funerals, and death and dying.
A Dissenters Cemetery caught my eye. So, what is a dissenter?
The historic cemeteries of Akaroa on New Zealand’s South Island: Catholics to the left, Dissenters to the right.
Thankfully there are people very open to the idea of talking about death and dying. These are the death doulas.
It seems I’m not alone when getting the time of a funeral mixed up.
They may just look like decoration but each of these ‘stupas’ house the created remains of several generations – with the urns of family elders placed on the top shelf of three internal shelves and subsequent generations on the lower shelves.
While the headstones and monuments at a popular Singapore tourist spot and wedding venue have been moved, the graves remain at Fort Canning Park.
Names with no graves and graves with no names. Among the graves at Kranji War Cemetery in Singapore are 850 without a name. There are 24,000 names of soldiers and airmen with no known grave.
It’s become increasingly obvious there are many people who are keen to be a prepared for the inevitable, even though that may not be any time soon.
Eventually the coffins disintegrate. People visiting the site are encouraged not to stand under the cliffs, just in case some bits and pieces fall from the cliffs.