Flagstaff May Death Cafe
The May 17th Cafe was attended by 29 enthusiastic patrons who enjoyed pineapple upside cake and round table conversations. Here are some snippets that patrons addressed:
*many perspectives on a 'good' or 'bad' death
*welcoming or resisting death and complexities of expressing that to family or friends
* the idea of valuing life above quality of life and how that shapes decision making and choices
*various fears about 'saying goodbye' and how to do that with grace
Some "take away" thoughts:
"When I am dying, take care of yourself so I don't have to."
"When I am present to death, life is so much fuller."
"At the Death Cafe, I feel a spiritual uplifting and enjoy being with others who are willing to have a meaningful conversation about death."