In Victorian days death was openly discussed and a part of life (children died, coffins were 'open' in family homes,) .... read or watch Dickens books/films;
sex was the unspoken and unmentionable secret.
We have now gone the opposite way
sex everywhere, easily discussed and easily shown in the 'media'
but death cannot be mentioned... the new unmentionable secret. Only acceptable if violent and in a film.
The death of the old/young, terminally ill etc is hardly shown and almost never discussed
What are we? A society that believes we are supposed to live to 100 / 200? Living lives we think will not end?
I think having to try to come to grips with my own mortality was the biggest shock, and the biggest gift.... and I owe it all to COPD! (slight joke here).
I suspect we would be better off (collectively as a society) if we got the idea that life is not a rehearsal ..... live good and do good, die good and die well (well that's my plan...easily said I know)
However I think our attitude to death needs a real change ... and if it did we would be happier and probably healthier as a society
Apologies for the soap box approach .... its one of my 'issues'
Bolilly x to all .... be happy .... be peaceful