DEATH & DYING
The greatest regret you will ever have
(2022) by pursuit of wonder. 'Eventually you will do everything for the last time.' Time passes and then we pass. Seeing life for what it is. A series of small moments. CLICK HERE
What really matters at the end of life
(2015) Ted talk by Jay Miller. We all need something to wake us up to our mortality. This might be it.
We need a heroic narrative for death
(2013) Ted talk by Amanda Bennett. Suggests we consider a 'good' death as an achievement. Poignant and moving. CLICK HERE
(1978) Comedy routine by George Carlin. that looks death right in the face, and winks back. CLICK HERE
(2023) film by Alan Bennett. Complex, unsettling and contradictory account of the care of the elderly in the UK. Free trailer. CLICK HERE
(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.) CLICK HERE
The rise and fall of the five stages of grief
(2020) Article detailing the usefulness and drawbacks of this stage theory of grief. Sobering.
This is what happens to our minds and bodies when we die
(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 winged 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.'