All things die… even stars burn out.

As Kurt Vonnegut would say in the introductory materials to his play Happy Birthday, Wanda June, “[t]hings die. All things die. The ideology undertaken by Lepawsky and Mather, whereby they commit to the truest form of personification and dole out the process of...

Death in Russian myths is a bony old woman with big teeth, dressed in a white shroud. She has a scythe, a saw, a rake and a spade. Her house is in the underground world. There are a lot of candles in her home and each of them represents somebody’s life. When a candle is burned out, a man dies. When a child is born, Death lights a new candle. Sometimes Death turns into a beast or a bird. If one sees it at the head of a sick man, he will die, if at his foot – he will recover.

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Shame on the Living

Shame on the Living

My biggest fear is death, so much that when my mind wanders in that area I experience mild anxiety. There are many objects that celebrate the life of the living and even recreate a person who is deceased. There is lesser of showing death in its reality. We as a...
Why Hair Jewelry Is Creepy

Why Hair Jewelry Is Creepy

People want to remember their deceased loved ones. This is why people would keep locks of hair in necklaces. But now we have pictures and videos to remember dead relatives, so hair lockets aren’t as necessary as they used to be. Death masks would preserve a dead...
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