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Why a Funeral?

A funeral engages our love and grief,
Our fear and faith,
Our humanity and spirituality,
Our family and community.

It articulates the meaning of life and death,
Dreams and memories,
And the mysterious traffic of time and being.

It defines who we are as a people,
As a culture and as humankind.

It bears our wonders,
Our sorrows and our hopes.

It buries and burns our dead with meaning
And returns the living
To their lives without them.

Written by Thomas Lynch. Thomas is a Funeral Director and award-winning Author and Poet from Milford, MI.

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