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From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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HoneyBeeLee
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So good, glad I read this one. Super interesting to hear about the different funerals that are done around the world. Definitely shed some light on how the whole funeral system is set up in the USA vs other countries. Other countries are definitely more involved and actually allow the family to be apart of the process so they can actually grieve vs USA where its become funeral homes just trying to sell the more expensive coffin.

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IuliaCG
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"Two thousand floor-to-ceiling Buddhas began to glow and pulse a vivid blue. [...] After the family keys at the entrance, the walls light up blue, except for one single Buddha shimmering clear white. No need to squint through names trying to find Mom - the white light will guide you straight to her."

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IuliaCG
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"Death avoidance is not an individual failing; it's a cultural one. Facing death is not for the faint-hearted. [...] Death acceptance is the responsibility of all death professionals - funeral directors, cemetery managers, hospital workers. It is the responsibility of those who have been tasked with creating physical and emotional environments where safe, open interaction with death and dead bodies is possible."

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JacqMac
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I love Caitlin Doughty. This was a really interesting book. I now want to move to a tiny town in Colorado. If you read the book, you‘ll know why.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 11pts (lots of mummies in this one)
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Linsy Love this book!! 2mo
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GypsyKat
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This was an insightful and fascinating look at how cultures all around the world interact with their dead. Many of the traditions are really quite beautiful, and it made me realize how strangely clinical we deal with death here in the U.S. Although I personally would forgo a few of these, several of them seem like they would be truly sacred, and would likely give me a sense of peace. We really lack ritual here. Very interesting read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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IuliaCG
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I have just turned the first page and liked the opening quote: "Adults who are racked with death anxiety are not odd birds who have contracted some exotic disease, but men and women whose family and culture have failed to knit the proper protective clothing for them to withstand the icy chill of mortality."

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GypsyKat
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I‘m listening to another appropriately macabre audiobook by Caitlin Doughty. 💀💀💀

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jcalyn5
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“Caring for the corpse went from visceral, primeval work performed by women to a “profession,” an “art,” and even a “science,” performed by well-paid men. The corpse, with all its physical and emotional messiness, was taken from women... Maybe a process like recomposition is our attempt to reclaim our corpses. Maybe we wish to become soil for a willow tree, a rosebush, a pine—destined in death to both rot and nourish on our own terms.”

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jcalyn5
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

7 days, 7 covers you love, no explanation. Try to tag someone new each day.

Anyone else interested, consider yourself tagged as well!

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UnidragonFrag
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I haven't read this yet, but I love Caitlin and watch her YouTube channel anytime she posts something new. She's funny and breaks things down in relatable ways. Also, she advocates for reforming Western funeral practices, which I agree with, and is way into alternative ways of burial beyond just embalm & put in #coffin This book explores death all across the world.

#ChillingPhotoChallenge #Scarathon @TheReadingMermaid

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That-Bookish-Hiker That‘s is pretty cool! Several years ago I watched this documentary about alternative burials. one was being cremated and then planted as a tree. So I told my husband that‘s how I wanted to be buried lol. 2mo
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LauraJ Such a good book! It should be required reading for anyone dealing with death. 2mo
JacqMac I love her, too. Her first book was really good. I just checked this one out of the library. 2mo
UnidragonFrag @That-Bookish-Hiker I really like that way! I just want to be wrapped in a shroud and chunked in the dirt somewhere to decompose 🤷‍♀️ no embalming or coffins or cremation. I don't want the last thing I do on this earth to negatively impact the environment. 2mo
UnidragonFrag @LauraJ I have a good chunk I'm planning to read or can suggest. I work in the death industry, so 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
UnidragonFrag @JacqMac the smoke in your eyes one? Yeah, I've heard that! I admit I haven't read any of her books yet, but they're definitely on my TBR list! She's so cool! 2mo
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GypsyKat
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I had to grab today‘s #AudibleDailyDeal 🖤

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Brie
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Mortician Caitlin Doughty travels the world to examine other cultures‘ funereal and death practices, including the Mexican Day of the Dead, Bolivia‘s skull (ñatita) festival, and Japan‘s high tech cremation centers. All these practices and more are put in stark contrast to the American way of death, namely embalming and burial. Doughty makes the case that we‘ve lost our connection to death to our detriment.

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SupTeaReadBooks
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#7covers7days day 2 #covercrush

It‘s actually kind of rare for me to look for a specific cover for a book, but this one was an exception because it‘s so damned gorgeous.

Tagging anyone who wants to play: post a photo of your fave covers each day for a week, no explanation needed, and each day invite a Litten to play the game.

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Fascinating look at death and dying and rituals associated with them in various communities around the world. With humor, compassion and boundless curiosity Doughty discusses funerary history, modern practices, and ideas for the future. Recommended.

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One of my reading goals this year was to read more nonfiction (specifically 50 books not including those I have to read for work) and I am waaay behind. So, it‘s nonfiction for my next book... Lucky for me, truth is often stranger than fiction and usually just as entertaining!

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veritysalter
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A fabulous delve into death customs around the world. Caitlin Doughty handles the subject with her usual mix of reverence and humour. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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Echo
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I love this book. I‘ve taken a while to read it because it is one of those books that needs to be absorbed. It‘s beautiful, well written, and endearing. You need to read this book and take the time to savor it.

TracyReadsBooks I have this book in my TBR pile—sounds like I should move it closer to the top! 3mo
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k.reads
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Gotta get those coups!!😎💵 #craftersoflitsy #knittersoflitsy

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k.reads
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Get it, girl! 💃🏻💼

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Niso
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As someone who is very uneasy with the topic of death and everything related to it, I am both excited and apprehensive about starting this book.

#currentlyreading #nonfiction #death #deathindustry

Copwithabook I love all of her books! 4mo
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sking222
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Librarybelle
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I‘m trying to get back into photo challenges, so here we go!

#GetOutTheMap to find how cultures around the world care for the dead. Doughty, a mortician, sets out on a worldwide expedition to discover practices and rituals. On my #tbr list, and yes, it‘s a tad morbid. 😐 #LilithJuly

KarenUK I read her other book for a bookclub and found it fascinating, and oddly inspiring! She‘s very compassionate and caring..... 5mo
Librarybelle @KarenUK I have that one on my to read list as well. I‘ve heard really good things about her books, basically what you had described - compassion. 5mo
Shakespearience I am reading this now and while it can be morbid it is extremely fascinating and has actually made me think about death in different ways. 5mo
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Crazeedi Sounds like an interesting book 5mo
LibrarianRyan I like this cover in WHITE!. I have only seen it in black, but this is a standout. 5mo
Cinfhen Welcome back to the daily challenges 😘😘 5mo
Librarybelle @Shakespearience Sounds Wonderful! 5mo
Librarybelle @Crazeedi It definitely does! 5mo
Librarybelle @LibrarianRyan I found it on Book Outlet...the white cover is a standout 5mo
Librarybelle Thank you, @Cinfhen ! ☺️ 5mo
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gossamerchild
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What a fascinating topic. Doughty goes to different cultures around the world to observe their death rituals. In contrast to many of these, the US makes death impersonal, sterile, and scary. My only complaint about the book is that it wasn't long enough :-)

SamAnne @gossamerchild I loved her first book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. And her Fresh Air interview. Didn‘t know she had a new book out. In my TBR stack! 6mo
gossamerchild @SamAnne It's actually a couple of years old at this point, but it's still pretty great. Oh, and I forgot to mention the illustrations are gorgeous! 6mo
Bookzombie I need to read this one and the one tagged, which I think is her latest. :) 6mo
gossamerchild @Bookzombie 😮. Yes! Stacking that one immediately. Thanks! 6mo
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LiteraryLona
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Up next!

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underground_bks
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Mortician and death activist Caitlin Doughty takes us on a journey through death rites, sites, and trends around the world in this riveting follow-up to her memoir of the death industry, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. This is an even tighter and more confident meditation on what we get right and what we get wrong in caring for our dead and ourselves in times of death, and it will give you so much to meditate on. 💀🌸

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EleniKara
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A fascinating read about funerary cultures around the world and viewpoints on death. May sound morbid but endlessly interesting written in a pretty journalistic style, with some personal sentiments and voice from the author. Makes me want to venture into even more nonfiction

AutumnRLS I loved this one. Have you read her first one? Thoughts? 8mo
EleniKara @AutumnRLS this was actually my first read of her but I adored her writing and voice and definitely found the subject interesting. would you suggest it? 😊 8mo
AutumnRLS I have it, but haven't gotten to it yet! I hear it's good :) 8mo
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Shvonne
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This has been on my TBR for a while. I finally picked it up because it has similar topic to the book I borrowed from #Byobook club. It‘s about how people around the world treat their dead(funeral practices, body farm, death tourism) I‘m willing to try more non fiction because of this

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Carleneishere
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Continuing with my morbid audiobook theme...

(And lets admire that cover art!)

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Krisjericho
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Americans are removed from death, and it does us a disservice. People like Caitlin Doughty are why I was able to hold and take pictures of my son when he was stillborn, even when some people discouraged it. This is a fascinating look at how death is treated around the world. I liked her first book more, but this one is a good reminder that death is a part of life, everywhere.

SW-T 💕 10mo
Weaponxgirl I‘m sorry that happened to you ❤️ I completely agree we all need to be able to talk about death more, it touches all of us. 10mo
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Simona
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The main point of this book is a Western relations to the death and corpses. How estranged we are from the process of grieving, because of the funeral industry. Author shows us a different practices/ritual in the world and possible alternatives, such as green burial - decomposing in the forest. Interesting and fascinating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Nonfiction2019 #SomethingWithADeath

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That does sound very interesting! 10mo
Simona Very interesting @Riveted_Reader_Melissa especially from a Christian POV. 10mo
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AutumnRLS
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Back to reading this wonderful book. I've been reading chapters in between my YA picks. I like a good contrast in reading materials if I'm reading things concurrently.

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AutumnRLS
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So far this is very interesting. Taking a break every 100 pages or so from Shantaram. Enjoying that too, but it's a beast of a book.

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Holy smokes @WeeziesBooks , I love everything & you were so incredibly generous! I can't wait to start reading my new books & I've already decided that I'm just eating chocolate for breakfast! And that unicorn booksleeve is beautiful, I've always wanted one too! 😍Thank you so much! Merry Christmas Eve!
#ChristmasBookSwap

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candority
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Day 7 of #adventrecommends

I have spent all day studying for my Psychology of Death and Dying exam tomorrow morning, so a book about the good death is fitting for today‘s recommendation. This book explores death traditions and practices from around the world. I found it incredibly fascinating and informative. I also loved Doughty‘s other book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and I am a dedicated subscriber to her YouTube channel, Ask a Mortician! 💀

jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve read her first book and saw she had a second the other day. I didn‘t know she had a YouTube channel. (edited) 12mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m going to have to check out her YouTube channel! 12mo
LauraJ My favorite read from this year!💀 Best wishes on your exam. (edited) 12mo
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JamieArc Have you read the tagged book? It‘s beautiful. The Death and Dying course I took will stay with me forever. I loved it. 12mo
candority Definitely check it out @jpmcwisemorgan and @Reviewsbylola! She puts out new videos most weeks, on a wide range of topics. They are informative, while also very entertaining! 12mo
candority One of my favourites too @LauraJ! Thank you 🤞 12mo
candority @JamieArc I haven‘t, but I just added it to my TBR! Thanks for the recommendation 😊 I agree, this course has been very impactful for me! 12mo
rabbitprincess Her books are so good! I am bad at remembering to check out channels on YouTube but will have to visit hers sometime 😊 12mo
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WeeziesBooks
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Letting my coworker borrow this one. I‘ve had a fascination with death customs since I was a teen (I think it stems from my traumatic experience with Mama‘s death) and Caitlin Doughty has helped me work through a lot of my feelings. Order of the Good Death indeed.

Reviewsbylola This one was fascinating. Moran has a way of dealing with death that makes it not so scary. 12mo
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FloralAngstMermaid
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This was so well written and thought-provoking. I loved reading all of the different ways in which cultures from all over the world engage with death. I use the word engage because for some death isn‘t the end of a relationship; death transforms the way that they communicate with their loved ones. After having read this book, I feel kinda weird NOT having a thoughtful plan for my body after I die.

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CSeydel
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What gives, Google?

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Reviewsbylola
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I can‘t say for certain that there is a #demon mentioned in this book, but just this illustration alone makes me wonder. It‘s all in the eyes. I am fascinated by the entire picture though tbh. 💀

#octoberxfiles

Cinfhen Of course this drawing fascinates you 😂😂 14mo
Moray_Reads Wow, I love that! 14mo
julesG I like this drawing! 14mo
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Kalalalatja I didn‘t know the print copy had drawings. Now I‘m kinda sad I listened to the audio of this 😅 14mo
Reggie That is some kinda drawing. Yikes. 14mo
laurenlovesliterature Reminds me of Kevin from Sin City 14mo
JennyM That is scary! 14mo
emilyhaldi 🖤🖤🖤 14mo
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DimeryRene
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Doughty reciting Be Our Guest lyrics from Beauty and the Beast to describe what happens when a whale carcass sinks to the bottom of the ocean and becomes food for countless bottom-dwellers is the best thing to happen to me today.

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Reviewsbylola
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My #libraryhaul today fits perfectly with the #septemberdanes prompt #allthepeopleintheworld because we‘re all going to die, right? 💀

Caitlin Doughty travels around the world looking at death rituals from different culture. She also examines death culture and funereal practices in the US and how our “expensive, impersonal system fosters a corrosive fear of death.”

Kalalalatja This was so interesting! 1y
shellleigh33 Love the cover ❤️ 1y
Velvetfur Oohh that sounds fab, and so interesting! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool cover!! 1y
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LauraJ
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Possibly the best book to be reading when you find your neighbor a week after his death in the middle of a hot California summer. Seriously.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh no!!! That‘s beyond horrible!!! For him and you!! 1y
Reviewsbylola Omg that‘s awful!! 😬😬 1y
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Quirkybookworm 😱😱 1y
Wife 😳😳😳😱😱😱 1y
ValerieAndBooks Oh no! How awful 😢. 1y
LeahBergen What?? Oh my God! 1y
literarywisdom 😱😱 1y
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LizzieLou
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Fascinating to learn about deathcare around the world. I wanted more, I'm sure there are other stories from other cultures to tell.

taraWritesSci Oh wow, this sounds a bit more light hearted than some of the other books I've read on this topic. I'll have to check it out! 1y
LizzieLou It is surprisingly upbeat and optimistic for being all about death. I really enjoyed her commentary. 1y
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It has taken me a little bit to get through this book. A dear friend died while I was reading it so a lot of points hit very close to home for me. I learned all kinds of things about many different cultures without it feeling like a lecture.

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Gizmo86
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Saw this book reviewed Lonely Planet- absolutely fascinating to learn about how death is manages in different countries and cultures

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“ That is what I want in death: to disappear.”

....swarms of vultures devoured a body down to its skeleton in minutes.

*Note to self: Parsi religion, Zoroastrianism, and India‘s vulture population.

#holdingthespace for the dying person and their family ☠️
How will you and your loved ones be held?

DimeryRene I just finished this. Adored it! 🖤🖤 13mo
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I have been trying to read this since about half 8 this morning. I have only managed a page due to the world and family interrupting with things to do. I think everything is done for the moment. Here‘s hoping I can stay still and get a few more pages read!

#tryingtoread #itsmydayoff #saturdayreading #death #funerals #deathrituals #orderofthegooddeath

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Eternal soul illustration inspiration brought forth by the taboo subject (well, relatively taboo in American culture) of the unavoidable demise of one‘s physical being.

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executivespooky
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So good! Educational and incredibly humanizing of what some might consider "weird" or "wrong."

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StellaDz
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An oh so satisfying #bookhaul at the Indigo VIP sale! 30% off and 10x the plum points? Don‘t mind if I do!! With my gift cards, this haul cost me $55!! 😃😃😃😃 #graphicnovels

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1. Purple 💜
2. Great British Bake-off, DC‘s Legends of Tomorrow, and Psych!
3. Done! I googled more on different culture‘s funeral rituals.
4. Ketchup, mustard, tomato, onion.
5. Currently road tripping from MI to IA to see family!
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks