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“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:The near loss of a son inspires a song of hope
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A musical classic reminds us that death does not have to be a lonely experience.
When a loved one dies, one of the first things many of us do is make a phone call. Whether it’s to those that were closest to our loved one or to other family and friends of our own, connecting … Continue reading
This African dance brings communities together to send spirits of loved ones to ancestral realms
The Giriama are an agricultural and hunter-gatherer sub-group of the larger Mijikenda ethnic group who live along the coast of Kenya. One of the distinguishing features of their cultural and spiritual life — and a main reason why they were able … Continue reading
A Canadian Death Midwife shares a lifetime of insight
Today in this second part of a three-part interview (read part one here), SevenPonds speaks with Pashta MaryMoon, Death Midwife at Journeys Beyond, and co-founder of CINDEA (Canadian Integrated Network of Death Education and Alternatives). Pashta lives and works in … Continue reading
The All Souls event at a Canadian cemetery builds community through remembrance
In 2005, artists Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto began All Souls, an annual event in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Their website explains that, “In many cultures around the world, the days at the end of October and … Continue reading
A two-week festival in Oxford contributes to the end-of-life conversation with a casual, refreshing celebration
At SevenPonds, we strive to open the conversation on death and dying—and we wholeheartedly support others who do the same. After all, we are just a part of a growing global community. This fall, Oxford-based Westmill Woodland Burial Ground is … Continue reading