Photo: Cadillac Ranch
Death = the end of life
Links related to death presented in a somewhat random fashion:
Age – Afterlife – Bereavement – Burial – Cemetery – Condolence – Death – Digital Assets – Elegy – Estate – Eulogy – Euthanasia – Executor – Extinction – Funeral – Grave – Grief – Heaven – Life – Memorial – Mortality – Mourning – Next of Kin – Obituary – Survivors – Sympathy – Time – Use By Date – Will
What to do when a loved one dies
Witnessing, death and memory – Social media is old enough now that it’s had to incorporate the reality of death: personal profiles are turned into memorial sites; recordings serve as a last avenue for goodbyes and images increasingly make us a witness to death itself.
Death by Elegy – Author Dick Gross has written about what he regards as the blockbuster of all elegies. It’s called ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard‘, and was written over 250 years ago in Britain by Thomas Gray, a man who was the sole surviving child of a family of twelve children, who grew up in a village where the burial ground was at the centre of village life, and where every death had meaning for the community as a whole.
In the digital world, there are many pall-bearers.
– Antony Funnell, Grieving on social media is valuable, appropriate and here to stay
La vida es tan corta y el oficio de vivir tan difícil, que cuando uno empieza a aprenderlo, ya hay que morirse. (Life is so short and the business of living so hard, that when you start to learn, and we must die.)
– Ernesto Sábato, Sobre Héroes y Tumbas
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box
– Italian proverb
Top five regrets of the dying
Idioms: How do you say ‘he or she died?’
Spanish: Se patio (needs editing)
¡Ya chupo faros!
Antes de colgar los tenis
Antes de colgar los chanclas
Antes de colgar equipo
Antes de entregar el pellejo
English: kick the bucket (see bucket list)