DEATH & DYING
(2015) Ted talk by Jay Miller. We all need something to wake us up to our mortality. This might be it.
(2013) Ted talk by Amanda Bennett. Suggests we consider a 'good' death as an achievement. Poignant and moving.
(1978) Comedy routine by George Carlin. that looks death right in the face, and winks back.
(2020) an episode of All in the Mind from BBC Radio 4. When we have to live with the paradox that, simultaneously, something remains and something is lost (with thanks to Richard Curen.)
(2020.) Article detailing the usefulness and drawbacks of this stage theory of grief. Sobering.
(2019) by Sophie Aubrey. Detailed description of the biological changes in death and dying.
(1681) poem by Andrew Marvell. 'At my back I always hear, Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near.'
(1940) poem by WH Auden. 'A solitude ten thousand fathoms deep. Sustains the bed on which we lie, my dear. Although I love you, you will have to leap; Our dream of safety has to disappear.'