Honoring Our Dead in a New Age

How our changing rituals allow space for honest emotion

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

As I recently sat in a memorial service for a friend who died from a heroin overdose, I realized that each word from the speakers had meaning and value. The church was sparsely filled. The service organic, raw, and charged with honesty and vulnerability. I truly believe this experience would have been vastly different…