family
It wasn’t until I saw the obituary that everything sank in. The date of death was June 28, four whole days before anyone bothered to tell me.
music
My funeral song changes about once a year, but it's usually some sad bastard music with vague lyrics full of romantic imagery.
funerals
Well, I didn’t technically live in a funeral home. It wasn’t my official mailing address. But I did spend most of my nights there. I did it for love. Trigger warning: centipedes (shudder).
in

Jun 20, 2014 at 11:00am | 72 comments

funerals
Most people have meant well and tried to offer comforting words and support to my family during this difficult time. Of course there is always that one person who just doesn’t know what to say.
ihtm
The funeral home refused to offer payments, claiming that the amount is usually paid up front and they had delayed payment long enough. They put the account in collections.
in

Mar 19, 2014 at 11:00am | 154 comments

loss
I’ve had a startling number of friends pass. Some had services, some didn’t. But it’s always the same: the real healing always takes the form of sitting around and talking about the person we’d lost on some other random, beautiful, less full-of-pressure day.
in

Mar 10, 2014 at 5:00pm | 150 comments

ihtm
He was married, I didn't know, it caused a lot of problems
halloween
Halloween revels in the macabre and the morbidity of death, the physical state of the lifeless body, the fear of death itself.
in

Oct 29, 2012 at 5:00pm | 77 comments

crying
Funerals and engagement parties alike can't shake my icy resolve. Am I a robot?
in

Apr 10, 2012 at 5:00pm | 50 comments

death
Death, in many ways, is actually very hilarious, at the same time that it is deeply tragic.
in

Dec 27, 2011 at 2:00pm | 0 comments

celebration
Jenn's grandpa didn't want a funeral, but a party in celebration of his life. But what does she wear?