20-Somethings Think About Death, Too

Given her willingness to talk about any topic, it’s perhaps no surprise that writer and TV star Lena Dunham experiences more flashes of what she calls “mortality awareness” than the average 20-something. But thoughts of death are not reserved for the aged.

When Death Is Not Separate

Through Swazey’s research we get a tour of Tana Toraja, Indonesia, where people experience death “not as a singular event, but as a gradual social process.”

AND…Here is an interesting “culture graph” video showing a timeline of how a diverse selection of religions ceremonially acknowledge the dead:

Funerary Rituals from Latent Productions + DeathLab on Vimeo.