Mark I hope you keep writing. You are in a unique position to be considering the place of death in our cultural mind. Probably religious ritual as it impacts on the human brain does help us find solutions - albeit temporarily - to the fear of death. Looks like religion and bio-medicine are now joined at the hip in this regard. Perhaps life and love - like matter - can neither be created or destroyed which makes it uncreated and eternal. Maybe our whole perception of what death is needs to change. Thanks for your stimulating thoughts.
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