The Ghost That Taught Us How to Talk Openly About Death

The Ghost That Taught Us How to Talk Openly About Death

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The Ghost That Taught Us How to Talk Openly About Death

In a society that shuns openly speaking about death and dying, it’s hard to find words to grapple with the terror of the unknown and the threat of imminent grief. It can be even harder to find a space in which to utter them. When my mom, Holly, was flown to the ICU on a medevac during an acute exacerbation of her idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, I was terrified that she would die there. I wanted…

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