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“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien
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”Song” by Christina Rossetti

A look at the serenity and peacefulness that can accompany death

A renowned poet, Christina Rossetti has a way of enchanting readers with her beautiful words and imagery. Even in her poems about death, Rossetti crafted an enthralling and almost whimsical moment for her readers to step into. This is especially true … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel

A song on how death inspires beauty and a life well lived

In my post on Wallace Stevens’s poem “Sunday Morning”, I explored how death fuels the imagination and drives us to live for the world. Mortality underpins the phrase Carpe Diem. Liz Matsushita touches on this briefly in her review of … Continue reading

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“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd

A heartfelt funeral song about love and remembrance

Pink Floyd, one of the greatest rock bands of all time, isn’t just known for their classic melodies and stage presence. Most of their lyrics, when given a thoughtful listen or read, tap into our most human emotions. “Wish You … Continue reading

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