Sunday, May 13, 2007

Positive Mourning


POSITIVE MOURNING - A NEW WAY TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO ONCE WALKED ON THIS EARTH

Let those who helped to create our past continue to shape our future.

In Africa we are faced with the following disturbing facts:

1 The number of people dying each day increases at an alarming rate.

2 We are running out of space in which to bury the dead

3 Many grave sites are deteriorating and are never visited by family members.

4 The space for our wildlife and natural vegetation is shrinking at an alarming rate and

many species have become extinct.

5 In history the technologies of the times have always influenced the way the dead was

remembered

6 For many people the mark they carved in life soon fades after the period of morning

Is over.

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Solutions to ponder on:

We can allow graves that are no longer visited by relatives become part of a nature reserve (without disturbing the last resting places of those who are buried there).

Thorough documentation and photographic records of the graves that will become part of this tranquil garden could be done and placed on a special Internet site to honour all those who lived and died on African soil.

Each person deserves to have his/her biography recorded , Each person helped to write the history of our culture, town or country. The lessons learned and his/her achievements or inability to achieve could be and inspiration or lesson for those who follow.

Death need not to be a vacuum lined by heartache and sorrow. People do not have to cease their existence when they die.

So much more information can be written on a web space than on a grave stone

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