When a loved one dies we experience grief and we find ways to deal with it. Our friends and family try to comfort us, help us recover, and move on. For most, some form of relief and comfort can be found in faith in a life beyond physical death, faith that loved ones will be reunited some day, faith in the loving comfort of some power beyond our... Full Article
Is it “Art imitates life,” or “Life imitates art”? I can never remember. Either way, the sudden revelation where an “art” experience uncannily mirrors “life” is always exciting. I recently had one of those revelations while listening to two podcasts, one fiction, one non-fiction, both dealing with overcoming death through crafting a digital legacy... Full Article
One of the distinguishing features of Homo Sapiens, supposedly, is that we possess the awareness of our own inevitable death. Of course, we don't know for sure that other creatures are not aware of their own mortality. But it's safe to say only humans have the capacity to express an existential dread of death.