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Saturday, April 16, 2011

The importance of death

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This story deals with death in many ways and many times. I did not set out to write a story fill with death and don’t feel that what I’ve written is in any way somber or sad. I do think that I came to realize, while writing this story, that though most people don’t like to even think about it, everyone knows that they will have to deal with it sooner or later. I tried to address death as an inevitability that is just another part of life.

Death occurs throughout the telling of this tale, but none of the instances are the same. Some of the characters die peacefully and quietly while others die violently. With death comes grief and in this story I get to deal with many phases of grief including coping and denial. I have also described to very different funeral scenes, one that does not help the grieving process, and one that does.

All of the events that occur after the instances of death also allow the reader an opportunity to process their own feelings about the situations depicted in the story, as well as instances in their own lives. Readers will find that they either relate to these situations or not; they may even decide whether or not they like or agree with the way these deaths are handled. Either way, I hope the reader appreciates these images, and that they somehow help the reader to deal with any death they may have encounter in their life. -Day 28 complete.

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