“It is a curious thing…”

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

Death often leaves us in a state of shock so profound that it is often difficult to think clearly and understand everything that is happening around us.  A good friend who lost her husband suddenly said that she was in a fog for weeks and weeks after his death. She told me  that when people spoke to her it was like she was underwater and couldn’t hear anything except, “blub, blub, blub.”  But it is exactly during this time of shock and sadness when the funeral details must be hammered out.   

Do you have your funeral or memorial service fully planned out?  Do you want some help?


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