Thinking and talking about death need not be morbid; they may be quite the opposite. Ignorance and fear of death overshadow life, while knowing and accepting death erases this shadow. ~Lily Pincus
In this beautiful story, Angela Cohan shares her experience with her seven year old daughter and approaching the subject of death. Her daughter’s reflections and ability to understand death are simply beautiful.
The understanding and processing of children can be very moving. A few years ago I hosted a dinner, which was attended by a friend who had recently lost her mother and a friend and her 3 year old daughter. At one point with no prompting, my friend’s daughter turned to the friend who had recently lost her mother and simply said, “your mom isn’t coming to dinner.” It was to the point and brought every one in the room to the same moment of mourning and healing.