An entirely different kind of café (with gratitude to Kristie West)

Whilst browsing the Twittersphere (has that become an accepted word yet?) yesterday, I happened to stumble upon a retweet of what I later discovered to be a very interesting blog post  by London grief specialist Kristie West. She talks within it about a ‘death café’ in London, where people meet to talk about the inevitable. I find the concept engaging, because, like Kristie, I recognise that:

although it is still such a taboo topic, people actually do deep down want to talk about it.  There is a part of us that hides from it and likes to pretend it won’t ever happen….but another part that so badly needs to contemplate it, discuss it, understand it, but that doesn’t often get the chance.

(London’s Death Cafe, November – “Let’s talk about Death baby…let’s talk about you and me….” – Kristie West, 14th November, 2011)

I urge you to go over to Kristie’s blog and read her original post, as well as some of the content already there.

Wishing you peace,


About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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One Response to An entirely different kind of café (with gratitude to Kristie West)

  1. Pingback: Order of the Good Death – a very interesting website. | Navigating Cyberloss

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