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Death = the end of life

Links related to death presented in a somewhat random fashion:

Headlines
What is aquamation? The process behind Desmond Tutu’s ‘green cremation’
One man recounts his near death COVID story

Flickr
Death and dying
Grateful Dead

Translating: Death Anniversary Date
Spanish: Dia luctuoso or aniversario luctuoso

Recommended Listening
Witnessing, death and memory – Social media is old enough now that it’s had to incorporate the reality of death: personal profiles are turned into memorial sites; recordings serve as a last avenue for goodbyes and images increasingly make us a witness to death itself.
@antonyjfunnell

Death by Elegy – Author Dick Gross has written about what he regards as the blockbuster of all elegies. It’s called ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard‘, and was written over 250 years ago in Britain by Thomas Gray, a man who was the sole surviving child of a family of twelve children, who grew up in a village where the burial ground was at the centre of village life, and where every death had meaning for the community as a whole.

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death - Katherine Mansfield

Quotes
In the digital world, there are many pall-bearers.
– Antony Funnell, Grieving on social media is valuable, appropriate and here to stay
@antonyjfunnell

La vida es tan corta y el oficio de vivir tan difícil, que cuando uno empieza a aprenderlo, ya hay que morirse. (Life is so short and the business of living so hard, that when you start to learn, and we must die.)
Ernesto Sábato, Sobre Héroes y Tumbas

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box
– Italian proverb

Ya está robando aire. (S/he’s stealing air)
– Phrase in Oaxaca for a person over 90 as they approach death

Stray Observations

I am so grateful for the times there was actually time to get to know some truly wonderful people. My favorite conversations are the ones that take time, that build on getting to know one another, to appreciate a more robust understanding of the world. My eternal gratitude to family and friends for weaving the best of our ancestors in our daily lives and leaving something good for our kids’ kids’ kids.

Estoy muy agradecida por los momentos en que realmente tuve tiempo para conocer a algunas personas verdaderamente maravillosas. Mis conversaciones favoritas son las que toman tiempo, que se basan en conocerse unos a otros, para apreciar una comprensión más sólida del mundo. Mi eterna gratitud a familiares y amigos por tejer lo mejor de nuestros ancestros en nuestro diario vivir y dejar algo bueno para los hijos de nuestros hijos.

For those who have lost a loved one, death changes our sense of time.

Slideshare
Muertos
Lotería de Muertos

Elsewhere
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/magazine/the-dying-algorithm.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-09/grieving-on-social-media-is-valuable-appropriate-here-to-stay/8335360
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/what-it-feels-like-to-die/499319/
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/talkingplants/when-i-die,-bury-me/7037680
http://www.wheelercentre.com/broadcasts/podcasts/better-off-dead
Top five regrets of the dying
http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/travel/the-afterlife-of-your-frequent-flier-miles.html
https://www.facebook.com/help/408583372511972

Capsula Mundi
http://www.capsulamundi.it
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201793106/the-capsula-mundi-project-raoul-bretzel

Churchyards/Cemeteries
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/19/churchyards-are-our-forgotten-nature-reserves

Euthanasia
https://bethebill.com

Peak Obituary
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/what-prince-tells-us-about-mega-obituaries-213845

What to do when a loved one dies
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/10/24/credit-dotcom-after-loved-one-dies-finances/74263212/
http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-06-2012/when-loved-one-dies-checklist.html
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/10/what-to-do-when-a-loved-one-dies/index.htm

Pets
http://psychcentral.com/lib/grieving-the-loss-of-a-pet

Idioms: How do you say ‘he or she died?’
Spanish: Se patio (needs editing)
¡Ya chupo faros!
Antes de colgar los tenis
Antes de colgar los chanclas
Antes de colgar equipo
Antes de entregar el pellejo

English: kick the bucket (see bucket list)
Treasure hunt

Bereavement Fares
United

Death in Las Vegas
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/death-las-vegas
http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj
http://adbasee.reviewjournal.com/webbase/en/std/jsp/WebBaseMain.do

Social Security
https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/howtoapply.html

Digital Death
https://www.cnet.com/news/planning-death-social-media-digital-assets

You’re Dead Norma Tanega 1966

Dumb ways to die

Un puño de tierra

Qingming

Bingo
Age – Afterlife – Bereavement – Burial – Cemetery – Condolence – Death – Digital Assets – Döstädning – Elegy – Estate – Eulogy – Euthanasia – Executor – Extinction – Funeral – Grave – Grief – Heaven – In memoriam – Life – Memorial – Mortality – Mourning – Next of Kin – Obituary – Survivors – Sympathy – Time – Use By Date – Will

Wikipedia
Gloomy Sunday

Planeta.com

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