Category Archives: death

“My soul drifts light upon a sea of trees” — a film about a Zen priest helping depressed, suicidal people.

After losing two friends and an uncle to suicide, Zen priest Ittetsu Nemoto made it his life’s mission to support those struggling with depression and suicidal behavior. My Soul Drifts Light upon a Sea of Trees follows three of the … Continue reading

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“Who is spared in the end from leaving?” — Songs by Cacamatzin

I’ve been looking for this poem for years! I first saw it at The British Museum’s Aztec exhibition ages ago and found it recently in the old photos. The poem is by Cacamatzin, the Aztec ruler of Texcoco (source here). … Continue reading

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Make art even if it sucks – Hitrecord ‘Death’ remix

Making art is something I have missed when I was busy. In my archives I dug out this cheery 🙂  short film that I remixed using rewfoe (Hitrecord user) imagery when I was creating with Hitrecord. Perhaps I should return … Continue reading

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The dragonfly story #grieving #loss

One of my best friends has recently lost her father. When she told me, I burst into tears – so strong was her pain and my grief. I shared with her the dragonfly story that I heard as a German … Continue reading

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Enlightened exits #death #zen

I found this page when I wanted to read about the last words of enlightened people. Fake or real (I did not verify the source), these stories are very inspiring. Especially the one I am sharing below. What a way … Continue reading

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On death: the best eulogy, according to a physicist

I was reminded of Aaron Freeman’s words (full text here) recently when I wanted to console to a lady on Quora whose husband of many years died suddenly in hospital.

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