Praise of the Day–to those in the funeral industry, the directors, the morticians, the religious leaders, anyone and everyone involved in what is arguably one of the most difficult experiences in one’s life. I offer my praise and respect to all of you.
We have been inundated with the tireless work of those saving lives and keeping life as normal as possible, and that work is invaluable. However, the work that begins with the end, is equally important.
Grieving and loss have been fundamentally altered in this time. The people on the front lines of this altered landscape deserve our attention and appreciation; they are helping and adapting as we grieve within the confines of new guidelines, new restrictions, an overwhelmed system, and an endless feeling of tension. And they are doing so without losing their compassion and desire to provide us with the space and room to mourn.
It was always a hard job, it’s harder now–so thank you, thank you for being with us, helping us, giving us an avenue to say good-bye . . .