The Lighter Side of Death
Thinking about Death is morbid, right? Well, this is where I think we have a problem. I believe there are many lessons to be learnt once we openly discuss Death. The problem is, we have developed a fear of death, and that makes it impossible to actually come to terms with it. When I was searching for photographs for this blog, for example, anything related to death seemed dark and depressing. Gravestones with ravens sitting on them don’t tend to provide comfort to anybody!
I recently read The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware, and it got me thinking. Writing about death is a brave move. So many people look away in horror at the thought of it. In a way its like taking on the subject of religion. It’s something people have strong feelings about but just don’t want to talk about. But it’s real. We can’t escape it. This book approaches the subject in such a gentle, compassionate, and honest way, it makes it a compelling read. The stories shared in the book are heart-warming and filled with important life lessons. If you are looking to learn some beautiful lessons from the dying I highly recommend reading her book.