The Last Word
Reviving the Dying Art of EulogyBook - 2017
A lively examination of why the modern eulogy should rest in peace.
Finding the right words to reckon with a loved one's death is no easy task, and the pressure to grieve in a timely fashion only makes the difficulty of saying a meaningful goodbye that much harder. We are continually instructed to contain our grief to a limited period, to promptly 'get over it' and return to business as usual - is it any wonder that, when themoment for speaking directly to death arrives, we so often grasp at clichés in order to avoid examining our sorrow?