North Dallas Death Cafe
The inaugural North Dallas Death Cafe was lovely! In total, seven of us gathered on the brisk Saturday morning to sip tea, eat cake, and converse about death. Several attendees have dealt directly with death and loss, and it was interesting to see how people are each impacted differently by death. It was great getting to speak openly about these things and being in an environment that was comfortable and safe for broaching topics often considered uncomfortable and taboo.
We had a diverse group and it was really nice getting to hear others' philosophies on life and death. Our youngest attendee was 8 and offered wonderful contributions to the conversation. While we did discuss the way death affects those left living, we also discussed how thinking of our own death influences our decisions and creates in us a desire to live full lives.
All in all, it was a beautiful discussion and I hope to have more like it!