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‘Grief is so overpowering – it consumes you’: readers on death and dying

From grieving to dying well, readers from around the world tell us what death means to them

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Keely Dowton (right) and her mother who died last year. Photograph: Keely Dowton

Rachel Obordo and Guardian readers
Tuesday 1 November 2016 13.12 GMT

During this time of the year death appears in a guise of make up, costumes and candied treats. Often portrayed by colourful eccentric images, celebrations such as Halloween and the Day of the Dead were traditionally about remembering the dead and the memories of lost loved ones.

But talking about death is not easy if you’re British. When broached, the topic seems to make people feel uncomfortable and can even be judged as a morbid conversation subject. But death is part and parcel of what it means to live. We talk about having the ‘time of our lives’ or ‘living life to the full’ but often try and forget what inevitably follows.

We wanted to talk more about death so asked readers for their experiences of grieving and what death means to them. Here’s what some of them said.

‘Grief is so overpowering – it consumes you’

Having lost my mother 17 months ago the experience of losing her is still very raw for me. Mum went to her doctor with a minor stomach upset and died four weeks later with an aggressive bowel tumour. She had no previous symptoms and wasn’t even unwell. It came as a complete shock with total devastation to her family.

Grief is so overpowering - it consumes you. First the numbness and autopilot mode then the heaviness of despair, then the oceans of tears, then the questions of the pointless, futility of life. Then anger, then deep despair, then numbness and repeat. Repeat. 17 months on and I still question all of it; but I cope by leaning on my loved ones and I cope by using my mum’s strength to spur me on. Ironically, she is the one that gets me out of bed in the mornings.

My life has changed drastically. After mum died I resigned from my job, married my partner of 22 years (we married on mum’s birthday as a gift/gesture to her), I got a dog and am now planning a move with my husband to Sri Lanka for a few years. I see my life in two parts; my old life with mum and my new life; one I didn’t want or choose but one that I’m trying to embrace. I try to live my life as my mum wanted; with gusto and enjoying the little things. I’m trying at least.

Keely Dowton, 44-year-old teacher living in Essex

‘I said ‘Good morning’ to a photo of him each day’

I lost my father seven years ago. It was totally unexpected and at the time I could not deal with it. I said ‘Good morning’ to a photo of him each day as I did in person before. I threw myself into planning the funeral, keeping busy meant not thinking about what had happened.

Just after he passed away, I noticed a robin that would watch me when I was gardening. The robin visited the garden most days and would look towards the house. There are some people who think that symbolises that a loved one who has passed is okay. That brought me some comfort even if I don’t completely believe it. I like seeing robins in the garden, even when they are being fiercely territorial. Seeing them is associated with my dad now. I talked about my dad in the present tense for a long time, maybe a year after he had died. Even now it feels incorrect to talk about him in the past because he lives on in my heart and mind. He always will. That’s love.

Anonymous, 39-year-old teacher living in the Midlands

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Joanne and her husband

‘Dealing with death is relatively easy compared to getting on with life without them’

Death means my husband. It is something I’m familiar with now as I have lived through his. I lay with his dead body for half an hour and felt peace. Other people’s death isn’t scary for me anymore but mine is as I fear for my children.

I think it’s more difficult to talk about death if you haven’t had any personal experience of it. A lot of the time it’s very clinical, with the funeral director taking the body away fairly swiftly. There’s not often the chance to spend time with the dead and say goodbye. It’s almost frowned upon. I took some pictures of my husband dead; before and after he was embalmed. It doesn’t feel right sharing that fact with people as I’m worried they’ll think it weird. It didn’t feel weird to me.

Even though my husband suffered with all the indignities of cancer I believe in the end he had a good death. He’d put his affairs in order, planned his funeral, said goodbye to loved ones and ultimately died in my arms. If if wasn’t for the fact that he was only 48 it would have been perfect.

Dealing with the death was relatively easy compared to getting on with life without them. That’s the hardest bit. When the funeral flowers and cards stop coming. When friends no longer bring cooked dishes round. That’s when the shit hits the fan and you see the size of the hole they have left.

Joanne Baker, 47-year-old full-time parent of two children living in Guiseley

‘I gave her a bag of popping corn - she was being cremated and would have loved that!’

The death of my mother last year was like watching a transition from pain to peace. I miss her so much. The horror of the last 12 hours in A&E and hospital side ward as she slipped into unconsciousness will never leave my memory. The nurses were kind but no one could save her from her journey. As she took her last breaths, I told her to go find her mum now and that we would be OK. It was a privilege to share those moments but terrifying.

I’m a Christian. My mother pre-paid for a cardboard coffin, and at her request we pasted all the grandchildren’s art work on it. Her lid was open and we spent an hour talking to her. Her spirit felt close. I placed momentoes in her coffin and a bag of popping corn just for fun in her hand. She was being cremated and would have loved that!

Jayne Gale, 47-year-old nurse

‘I did not cry at the funeral, nor did I go to view his body’

I experienced my dad’s death at the tender age of 13, in June 2003. I did not cry at the funeral, nor did I go to view his body. I couldn’t believe he was gone for good. Many times I dreamt of bumping into him on the street. I thought he would come back, even though I knew and understood that he wouldn’t.

I think most people find it hard to talk about death either due to a trauma or the death of a loved one, and in many African customs it is taboo to do so. Though it’s been 13 years since my dad left I still weep as if he just died. He was my hero. I have been praying over it, and God has helped me to accept the reality, and to stop living in denial.

Grace, 26-year-old living in Nairobi

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Mourners attend a vigil for bus driver Manmeet Alisher at a Sikh temple in Brisbane, after he was burned alive when an incendiary device was allegedly thrown at him while he was letting passengers on at Moorooka.

‘There is nothing to fear about death’

I lost a little boy who was just two months old - he suddenly passed away one night unexpectedly. I did not understand how this could happen to me - not even as a punishment because I felt I had never done anything that would have deserved such a chastisement.

This was when I started to try to find an answer, so I began reading about what happened after death, the meaning of life and death, why we are here on earth and so on. I got the answer after 30 years of research, so I know now why this happened to me. To me, death means to continue to live in a different form in another dimension where I will be able to meet all my dear ones who died before me and most importantly review all my past life on earth. I will then know if and how I have progressed spiritually. This will be done without judgment, just with love. Then, I will examine and decide what still has to be improved and go back to earth for another experience.

In 2012 my mother died at the age of 84. She suffered a lot and wished she could die as soon as possible “waiting for the angels to take her”. One day she had an accident at home while cooking - she was burnt and taken to hospital where she died two months later. At the very minute she died, I felt filled with an unutterable sensation of happiness which I couldn’t explain at first and I understood when I was told the precise time when she died. I was so happy that she had been freed at last. My sisters got depressed and didn’t understand my reaction at first, but I told them how I felt and they agreed that it was the best way to deal with our mother’s death.

I hope there will be more records similar to mine, so that people grow aware that there is nothing to fear about death - no judgment, no hell, no punishment - only love exists.

Jean Louis, 65-year-old retired teacher living in France

‘Those who talk openly and honestly about death tend to have a more peaceful, meaninful time at the end of their life’

Popular media images of death and dying often portray an image of inevitable suffering, as does frequent media coverage highlighting the inadequacies of health and social services in providing good end of life care and support. As a result, many people live in fear of death and the dying process and ultimately do not have the death they would have preferred.

Problematic issues including misconceptions, unspoken anxiety, lack of control, or the loved ones of a dying person perceiving the dying process as a ‘bad death’ can all contribute towards problematic grief. My own observations of dying people and bereaved relatives are that those who have talked openly and honestly about death and dying - and who have planned for what they would like to happen when the time comes - tend to have a more peaceful, meaningful time at the end of their life.

Katie Shepherd, 43-year-old clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, and permaculture designer living in Spain and Yorkshire

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A skull on a turntable. Photograph: Rupert Callender
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‘I dealt with the deaths of those close to me quite badly. It’s why I’m an undertaker’

Death has shaped my entire life, literally. I became an undertaker, something for which you need no professional qualifications almost 17 years ago after seeing Nicholas Albery of The Natural Death Centre talk about a different way of approaching funerals, environmentally, socially and religiously. I had a welter of family deaths as a child, most of whose funerals I didn’t go to. Now we do the opposite, encouraging as much family involvement as possible.

It is entirely understandable that people find it difficult to talk about death. The implications of our own extinction and that of the Earth’s are huge, particularly now we are at a stage when even the planet may die. I dealt with the deaths of those close to me quite badly. It’s why I’m an undertaker - do what I say, not what I do.

Rupert Callender, ceremonial undertaker and sexton, and co owner of The Green Funeral Company

‘I know that he’s still present’

My father’s death two years ago was sudden and unexpected. The family gathered, and we supported one another. Tears, yes, but plenty of loving laughter - he had an offbeat personality in some ways with a great sense of humour, even around death: he’d always said (in jest) that when he goes he wanted to be stuffed and sat in a chair so he could be glowering at people!

Of course there is the awful reality of his loss in all our lives, the desperate sadness that he’s not here in the physical. He genuinely hadn’t an enemy in the world, and family, friends and colleagues past and present, travelled from far and wide to be at his funeral.
I know that he’s still present though, with countless confirmations of that, so we still go on walks together (a shared love of nature) and we ‘chat’ daily. It’s the next best thing to being in the same physical universe.

Angela, 55-year-old artist and writer living in Ireland

‘It is far easier to grieve among family and friends’

My father died while I was working in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s. My brother sent a telegram, but my employers (who had my passport in a safe) did not pass the telegram to me. I found out a few weeks later via a letter from my mother which started from the premise that I knew already. From this experience I learned that it is far easier to grieve and move on if you do it among family and friends.

Old Scarborian, 58-year-old lecturer

We’d like to hear how you remember your loved ones after they’ve died. You can share your memories and experiences with us in the comments below.

As you can see, The British Media "The Guardian" seems to have no problem being Dead and we don't have to have a problem wanting them to Rest in Peace.

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Japanese band sparks anger with Nazi-style Halloween costumes

Popular girl band Keyakizaka46 performs in outfits modelled on uniforms of Waffen-SS officers
Members of Keyakizaka46 wearing Nazi-style uniforms for their Perfect Halloween concert. Photograph:

Justin McCurry in Tokyo
Tuesday 1 November 2016 11.54 GMT

A popular Japanese girl band set up by an executive board member of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee has been criticised for giving a Halloween concert in costumes modelled on Nazi Waffen-SS uniforms.

Keyakizaka46, a spin-off of the phenomenally popular AKB48 J-pop stable formed by Yasushi Akimoto, donned black military-style costumes similar to those worn by the paramilitary wing of Hitler’s Nazi party. Publicity photos showed members wearing peaked caps featuring a bird insignia that resembles the Parteiadler eagle emblem of the Nazis.

The group, which formed in 2015, reached No 1 in the Oricon daily single CD and Billboard Japan top singles charts with its debut single, Silent Majority, earlier this year.

Akimoto, the band’s producer and lyricist, will help produce the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Social media users criticised the band’s choice of costume for its Perfect Halloween concert in Yokohama late last month.

Twitter user @batayanF3 wrote: “Just because you didn’t know or because you don’t praise Nazis doesn’t mean you can do this kind of thing. It’s unforgivable considering how influential they are as talents.” Another, @buppii21, suggested the members of the group, aged from 15 to 21, should read the Diary of Anne Frank.

@pfd1212, said the group’s management should have known better than to dress children in Nazi uniforms.

Ichika Rokuso, a Japanese writer based in Berlin, implored young people to understand the hurt felt by the families and friends of those who died in the second world war.

In a statement posted on Keyakizaka46’s website, Akimoto said he was very sorry “for failing to oversee matters as the producer”.

Sony, the group’s label, said: “We express our heartfelt apology for causing offence ... because of our lack of understanding. We take the incident seriously and will make efforts to prevent a recurrence of a similar incident in the future.”

This is not the first time a Japanese pop band has provoked anger over the use of Nazi symbolism. In 2011, Sony and MTV apologised after Kishidan appeared on primetime television wearing Nazi-style uniforms. The apology came after the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, which monitors antisemitic activities, expressed “shock and dismay” at the boy band’s appearance.

Akimoto invited ridicule last year when he proposed choosing the best of the AKB48 stable to play at the Olympic opening ceremony in Tokyo. One TV celebrity said subjecting a global TV audience to the group’s saccharine lyrics and juvenile dance routines would be an “embarrassment”.
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Haruki Murakami cautions against excluding outsiders

Celebrated novelist’s acceptance of the Hans Christian Andersen literary award led to a speech on confronting the inner darkness of people, society and nations
‘A fitting heir’ … Haruki Murakami outside Hans Christian Andersen’s house in Odense, Denmark. Photograph: Henning Bagger/EPA

Alison Flood
Tuesday 1 November 2016 13.23 GMT

Haruki Murakami has warned that “no matter how high a wall we build to keep intruders out, no matter how strictly we exclude outsiders, no matter how much we rewrite history to suit us, we just end up damaging and hurting ourselves”.

Speaking as he received the Hans Christian Andersen literature award, the Japanese novelist said that “just as all people have shadows, every society and nation, too, has shadows”, and “if there are bright, shining aspects, there will definitely be a counterbalancing dark side. If there’s a positive, there will surely be a negative on the reverse side.”

“At times we tend to avert our eyes from the shadow, those negative parts. Or else try to forcibly eliminate those aspects. Because people want to avoid, as much as possible, looking at their own dark sides, their negative qualities. But in order for a statue to appear solid and three-dimensional, you need to have shadows. Do away with shadows and all you end up with is a flat illusion. Light that doesn’t generate shadows is not true light,” said the novelist.

He continued: “You have to patiently learn to live together with your shadow. And carefully observe the darkness that resides within you. Sometimes in a dark tunnel you have to confront your own dark side.”

Murakami was announced as winner of the Hans Christian Andersen prize a year ago, but received the prize this weekend. The 500,000DKK award, for writing which “can be linked to Andersen’s name and authorship through genre similarities or storyteller-artistic qualities” has previously been won by authors including JK Rowling and Salman Rushdie. Murakami was cited for his “ capacity to boldly mix classic narrative art, pop culture, Japanese tradition, dreamlike realism and philosophical discussion”, which judges said “makes him a fitting heir to the Andersen legacy”.

”Murakami’s ability to combine the everyday and reality with magic and fairytale derives from a linguistic mastery that once again makes one think of Hans Christian Andersen. There are images and descriptions of natural scenery, cityscapes and landscapes in Murakami that possess a distinctive poetry,” said committee member and professor Anne-Marie Mai from the University of Southern Denmark in a speech at the ceremony.

The novelist, author of books including Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore, called his speech in Denmark The Meaning of Shadows, in honour of Andersen’s story The Shadow. Andersen’s tale sees a learned man send his shadow away, only for the shadow to gradually take on human form and have his old master killed. Murakami called it a “dark and hopeless story”, according to Japan Today, telling his audience that “sometimes in a deep place you have to confront your own dark side”.

“If you don’t, before long your shadow will grow ever stronger and will return, some night, to knock at the door of your house. ‘I’m back,’ it’ll whisper to you,” said the novelist.

Murakami also used his speech to elaborate on his own writing process, telling his audience that he doesn’t plan out a plot, instead beginning with a single scene or idea. “As I write, I let that scene or idea move forward of its own accord. Instead of using my head, in other words, it’s through moving my hand in the process of writing that I think. In those times I value what’s in my unconscious above what’s in my conscious mind,” he said.

Critics today, as well as many readers, “tend to read stories in an analytical way,” he said. “They are trained in schools, or by society, that that’s the correct reading methodology. People analyse, and critique, texts, from an academic perspective, a sociological perspective, or a psychoanalytic perspective.”

But “if a novelist tries to construct a story analytically, the story’s inherent vitality will be lost”, because “empathy between writer and readers won’t arise”.

“Often we see that the novels that critics rave about are ones readers don’t particularly like, but in many cases it’s because works that critics see as analytically excellent fail to win the natural empathy of readers,” said the author.

Murakami did not elaborate on his warning about walls and outsiders, but Japanese press speculated that he was “referring to the increasingly mounting anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe and elsewhere”. In 2009, when he was awarded the Jerusalem prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society in the face of opposition from pro-Palestinian groups, he said that “if there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg. Why? Because each of us is an egg, a unique soul enclosed in a fragile egg. Each of us is confronting a high wall. The high wall is the system which forces us to do the things we would not ordinarily see fit to do as individuals.

“We have no hope against the wall: it’s too high, too dark, too cold,” he said in Jerusalem. “To fight the wall, we must join our souls together for warmth, strength. We must not let the system control us – create who we are. It is we who created the system.”
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1) Conspiracy.
2) Recidivism.
3) Endangering My Invited Guests.
4) Endangering other Celebrities.
5) Use of a Third Party to commit the crime.
6) Psychological Harassment.
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