Mount Mitchell State Park

Friday, March 27, 2015

RIP

 

"People rarely receive the burial they desire.  Those who would be quite happy in an urn sitting on a friend's mantel piece are obliged to go and rot in a cemetery or to its equivalent."  - Voltaire, to his biographer in 1772

In my adult life, I have seen a few deaths and been to a few funerals.  I have read a few obituaries, heard a few preachers give eulogies, and listened to a few loved ones talk about the deceased.  It dawned on me.....There seems to be a lot of fiction wrapped up in a death.  In some instances, in talking with friends and family, I asked them if they have observed this.  Sure enough, what I hear most frequently is, "Yep, great works of fiction surround people's deaths."  Wonder why that is?

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