The people hosting their own ‘living funerals’

The people hosting their own ‘living funerals’

«If people are going to say nice things about me, I’d rather hear it» – well, you have a point there. I had heard of the idea before (from this wonderful episode of The Daily back in 2017), but have somehow forgotten about it: When you know you’re going to die soon, why not gather with all your loved ones while you’re still there? And make it a celebration of life instead of the mourning of death? Ok, it’s not without risks: «When I had my living funeral, I thought I had weeks or months to live. Now, I almost feel like I need to have another one, because I’ve lived so much longer.»

From Weekly Filet #475, in February 2024.

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