The Funeral Home

Funeral home. Funeral parlour. Mortuary. Whatever you call it, you probably only go rarely, and only when summoned to. Like other places of death—ambulances, hospitals, hospices—the necropolis remains marginal in most people's lives. I've been to a dozen funerals, at least. At each one, people offered condolences, shook hands, cried, and stood in circles, talking … Continue reading The Funeral Home

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