On the Fear of Death : “Consciously or unconsciously, with acceptance or denial, every day you move one day nearer to your death. Is today a good day to die? “ -Susun Weed - | Great site and articles by Caitlin Doughty, licensed mortician and founder of the Order of the Good Death, was born on a balmy August evening on the very un-morbid shores of O’ahu, Hawai’i.
On the Fear of Death
"Folly and Death" from the Joel Rubin collection of Kliegl slides, Theatre Research Institute
A sixteenth-century German painting of the Danse Macabre; skeletons, symbols of death, dance with a symbolic representation of members of society, including a pope, cardinal and bishop, soldier, jester and king. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
A drawing of two graverobbers stealing the corpse of a woman, with Death (in the form of a skeleton) watching over and holding their lantern, by Thomas Rowlandson, unsigned, probably 1775. Pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 27cm by 21.5cm Hunterian Musuem, Royal College of Surgeons, London
The Danse Macabre of Weimar