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Bonding with a Family of Friends

Last night I had dinner with a wonderful collection of friends to talk about a taboo subject. We took part in the evening as part of a project called Death Over Dinner. 8 of us ate outside on a perfect, balmy summer night, with exquisite food and drink. There were tears and laughter as we shared stories about loved ones we had lost. And as we confessed our fears of mortality, it brought us closer together. A grand experiment and highly recommended.

Illustration by Mrzyk & Moriceau

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2 comments for “Bonding with a Family of Friends”

  1. Petra says:

    Wendy, I was so intrigued about this the first time you posted about it. Thanks for sharing again. I need to organize such a dinner–these conversations are necessary. Did you find it liberating at all?

    • wendy says:

      Having lost both my parents, I’ve thought so much about the topic already. And for me, it didn’t feel like a taboo. So in that sense it wasn’t liberating. But it was an incredibly special evening to share with friends.

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