Seeing off the departed

Final rites are essential not only to help the soul of the deceased move on, but to comfort the living too.

Losing a loved one or someone we care about deeply is difficult; coping with the sorrow can be a painful affair in which we often suffer in silence. I’m moved to write on the subject of grief as the nation mourns the mysterious loss of 239 passengers and crew on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean.

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Seeing off the departed


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