The Power of Ritual in Grief

Raw and powerful, the honoring of a beloved teacher with a traditional hapa tribute.  Most of these high school boys probably haven’t had a ton of experience with death (one would hope, anyway), but they relied on their community and their heritage to give them ways to voice their grief and respect.

What is it in your world that would allow you to do so?   Is it different for your kids, your grandkids, your spouse?  Is there any part of those rituals that would make you angry/upset/uncomfortable, would dishonor your memory?

Have you talked about that with your loved ones?

Let’s have those conversations now, while there’s time to talk it through.


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