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Bunny

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Death Cafes
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:20:24 AM »
Don't know if this article has been posted somewhere already, but thought it was a great idea:
http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/talking-death-over-tea/article19325714.ece
It is a fearful thing to love what Death can touch.

Forgottenwife

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Re: Death Cafes
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 12:59:51 PM »
I too think this is a great idea. I would go to this cafe.

I could relate to the authors experience of her mother asking 'Why don't you have fun like normal people.' In my experience, I have had friends and family get super uncomfortable about death topics, among many people it is a quick way to shut down a conversation. I think this is why I have enjoyed hanging out with widowed people and similarly why I don't mind if people talk about grief over the loss of a parent or a loved one. It just doesn't make me uncomfortable at all. My parents perception is that all we do is lament our losses and just cry the whole time, but truly, we can cry a bit and then talk about the weather or our jobs or travel or anything else that comes up. Its so refreshing to be able to share something about death or grief and not have the person running away or thinking I am a weirdo for even having such a thought.

** Forgottenwife starts looking for death cafes in her area  :)

Thanks for sharing this link! 

Wife of Tomasz

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Re: Death Cafes
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 05:16:38 PM »
I remember reading about this early on in this journey and thinking that it would be something I wanted to try. But of course with widow brain forgot all about it. Thanks for the reminder. 

Newgirl

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Re: Death Cafes
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 10:44:24 PM »
It's a discussion that needs to be had more often. TFS.