Experience brings familiarity. Sometimes. What we don’t know is a mystery. Death is a mystery. And is surrounded by myths. Bringing curious investigation to any and all experiences may discover truths. Myths could be proven or disproven.
For instance, death is not an emergency. The body of your loved one can be taken care of at home… with a little preparation (and some ice packs). In fact, if the death occurs in an institution, you could move the body to your home for lying in. A funeral home, funeral director, and embalming are not required, though their expertise with handling corpses can sometimes be helpful. Granted, there is official paperwork that must be filed, but Access Nova Scotia can help.
The ritual cleansing of the dead has been practiced in some form in almost every culture for thousands of years. It is natural and normal. And can go a long way to facilitating a healthy grieving process. Caring for and honouring our dead is absolutely sensible….. and a logical extension of the love and care we have for each other from the time of birth.
Think about it.