Death Cafe profile for Joe Witherspoon


Location: United States

About Joe Witherspoon:

I am a local Bay Area resident, world pilgrim and student of the Humanities. As a professional, I am a business owner and Community Advisor at Skylawn Memorial. Spiritual and grounded. Happy to help. 


What brings you to Death Cafe?

Like us all, death has long been an area of interest and I've seen how death drives much of what we do in life. The shortness of life. The fragility of life. The spontaneity of life and the realization that it can all end at any time.  At age 50, death has come to seem like an old friend. I'm in the "death industry" now, working for a cemetery and volunteering for Stanford as a Spiritual Care minister. Death brings us all to a state of groundedness and that is worth considering. 


What would you like your legacy to be?

To be known as a pilgrim, explorer, seeker, walker, entrepreneur, lover. 


Thoughts for sharing:

from Queen Mab, Percy Bysshe Shelley

How wonderful is Death,
Death, and his brother Sleep!
One, pale as yonder waning moon
With lips of lurid blue;
The other, rosy as the morn
When throned on ocean’s wave
It blushes o’er the world;
Yet both so passing wonderful!


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Joe Witherspoon's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Millbrae

Posted by Joe Witherspoon on July 3, 2018, 12:42 p.m.



With Joe Witherspoon

July 26, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Free

Bring a friend and talk about death.

"What if you thought about death multiple times a day, every day? In Western society you would probably be labeled as depressed, morbid ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Redwood City

Posted by Joe Witherspoon on June 26, 2018, 1:55 p.m.



With Joe Witherspoon

July 5, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Free

This is the second in a series of locations for this Death Cafe. Cyclismo is a clean bright cafe with delicious food and good tea and coffee run by good ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Silicon Valley

Posted by Joe Witherspoon on June 5, 2018, 11:21 p.m.



With Joe Witherspoon

June 28, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Free

It's important to me that we think about death and prepare ourselves for the inevitable, both on a sprititual and emotional level, but also a financial and practical level ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe - Silicon Valley

Posted by Joe Witherspoon on May 10, 2018, 10:09 p.m.



With Joe Witherspoon

May 24, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

Free

It's important to me that we think about death and prepare ourselves for the inevitable, both on a sprititual and emotional level, but also a financial and practical level ...





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