Tag Archives: Nature and death

Adrian Arleo’s Sculptures About Loss Meld Nature with Humankind

The sculptor crafts haunting displays that represent loss, death and rebirth

When we die, our bodies eventually revert back to nature, allowing new life to occupy the space that we’ve left behind. Few artists are able to capture this complex cycle of death and rebirth as accurately as Adrian Arleo. Her … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Take Refuge in Nature’s Tender Touch

Timeless techniques for navigating grief with natural materials

Our Tip of the Week: Spending time in direct physical contact with the elements offers a chance to slow down our troubled minds to the pace of a flower’s unfolding, to offer up our hearts to a gust of wind … Continue reading

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Growing Wild: The Path to Natural Burial

Eloise Woods Natural Burial Park allows the dead to become one with the forest

In Eloise Woods Natural Burial Park, of Cedar Creek, Texas, there are no headstones or mausoleums. GPS coordinates mark the plots and there are detailed paper maps, but the monuments that display gravesites in conventional cemeteries do not exist at … Continue reading

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“This grand show is eternal. The dew is never dried all at once; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

- John Muir (1838-1914)

More from “A Rite of Passage”: Funeral Music: “Today’s The Day” by Lucy Kaplansky Memorial Music: “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel Memorial Music: “Gaudeamus Igitur” is a tongue-in-cheek graduation song that tells us to make … Continue reading

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