Beyond Absence : a Treasury of Poems, Quotations, And Readings On Death And Remembrance by Edward Searl
A collection of powerful and inspiring writings, both religious and secular, from across the ages and around the world, to help anyone struggling with life's final transition. Read more
This extensive volume contains selections from the famous to the obscure and some works are previously uncollected. Contributors as varied as Thich Nhat Hahn, Thomas Wolfe, Vincent Van Gogh and Rabindranath Tagore explore many themes associated with death and dying including death as peace and rest, conflicted feelings about the dead, loss as transformation, healing and letting go, compassion for the bereaved, the joy of remembrance, and celebrating and honoring the dead.
Perfect for composing eulogies and readings for memorials and funerals, Beyond Absence is also the ideal resource for creating sympathy and condolence cards, offering comfort to the bereaved, and engaging in personal reflection during mourning and recovery. Paperback 232 pgs
Edward Searl has been a Unitarian Universalist minister in the Chicago area for more than 25 years.