Tagged: Death

If you haven’t already done so, make a will

Will Aid logoHave you made a will? It’s amazing how few people do, yet not having a will can cause your family all sorts of problems. If you haven’t, make a will in November through Will Aid and you’ll be helping other people at the same time.

A local solicitor writes your will, then instead of paying their fee you are invited to make a donation to Will Aid. The suggested minimum donation is £85 for a basic single will or £125 for a pair of basic mirror wills. You’ll be supporting nine charities.

Click here to find out more.

Click here to read about what can happen if you don’t have a will (blog post by a humanist celebrant).

Death in film

The Ceremonies Team keep in touch by email and phone between face-to-face meetings. We’re friends, we support one another, and we share information, observations and ideas.

During on online discussion about films today, Sophie recommended a speech from a Dustin Hoffman film entitled. Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, aimed at fairly young children, with death as its theme. The passage Sophie particularly loves, “for it’s simplicity and dignity and honesty”, is the following:

Mr. Edward Magorium: [to Molly, about dying] When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He’s written “He dies.” That’s all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is “He dies.”