Tag Archives: Alone

In the Future, More Older Americans May Die Alone

Studies predict more Americans will both age and die alone

More American adults may die alone in the future, if recent studies are any indication. This would be largely due to the fact that Americans are much more independent nowadays compared to earlier generations. Roughly half of U.S. adults are … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carol Morley’s Dreams of a Life

Why did it take three years for Joyce Vincent's family and friends to notice she had died?

Joyce Vincent was 38 years old when she died in December 2003. Not a single human being noticed that she was gone until January 2006. It was only after bailiffs broke into her London flat to collect years of unpaid … Continue reading

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The Enviable State

Sara Teasdale's poem views life as lonelier than death

As I was reading Sara Teasdale’s “Alone,” I was struck by how much it reminded me of a line from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I wrote about in this post. In the book, Dumbledore tells Harry, “‘Do … Continue reading

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