End of Life

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”
-Eskimo Proverb

An End of Life Tribute or Celebration of Life is a ceremony where you can express yourself in a meaningful and significant way. It is a ceremony where you feel supported, understood and surrounded by loved ones.

Death is the last passage of life we go through and there is often a longing and need to mark this rite of passage by “holding sacred space” in ceremony as your loved one’s story is reflected in a way that is truthful, authentic and genuine to them.

I can help you create that story with the words, readings, symbolism and rituals that honor your loved one and their values, traditions and beliefs.

I would first have you start thinking about the five senses:

  1. What/Whom did they love to see?
  2. What did they love to eat?
  3. Were there any smells/aromas (as in flowers/perfume/food) that you associate with them?
  4. What did they love to touch/how were they most touched?
  5. What were the words/songs/ noises they loved to hear/speak/sing?

Your five senses are a beautiful and powerful barometer in which to measure what matters most to you in your life.

Here is a lovely poem to share with you. It is an adaption from Donald Hall’s Maple Syrup.

I would be honored to help you tell your story and officiate at the ceremony of your loved one.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas or to set up a no-obligation consultation.