Need a Reminder?

It’s not hard to forget our mortality with all the things that keep us busy and distracted all day. If you want a reminder that you will die, there’s now an app for that! Here’s a discussion of the WeCroak app on CBC’s Tapestry. I think this title beats mine for morbidity!

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9 Responses to Need a Reminder?

  1. Val Ewing says:

    I think this is an excellent idea. We must remind ourselves that indeed we do not live forever and that life is very precious. Yet death is not so awful either.

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  2. Curt DeLormier says:

    I don’t need an app to remind me of the inevitable — still, I’m 60 and know many of my contemporaries have not confronted their own mortality and I believe they are hiding from it. I know people fear the unknown and (as a society) we tend to shunt all things death into a siding and label discussion “morbid”, which makes it easier to not think about the subject. My question is; How do I get my fiends and family to consider using this app? LOL

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  3. Phyllis Aronoff says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! Here’s something from the BBC that I hope you will like: https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/dying-is-not-as-bad-as-you-think/p062m0xt

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  4. AnjanaBytha says:

    Dear Susan, I’m not sure if you’re going to read this or reply to it but I’m going to write anyway.

    I just wanted to drop by to say that you’re an amazing soul. A truly beautiful one. I have been reading your posts for quite a while now and I have to tell you that they’re absolutely touching and raw, and so full of feelings that people in general are scared to experience. They have made me shed tears quite a few times. I read about Julie’s death the other day and I was deeply saddened by it. It hit me that there’s no point in just loving people and not telling them, that life is too fragile to not say things you feel. It’s truly strange, and more so funny how we humans react to death, it’s as though we awaken and suddenly realize that we’re mortal beings. So being a person who absolutely runs from any form of confrontation, I’ve mustered all my courage to tell you this today.

    Susan, I know we both don’t know each other, but I know one thing in my heart that I’m going to miss you, if and when you die (I pray you never do), I’m going to miss reading your funny but knowledgeable posts. I secretly wait for the mail, and I’m elated beyond anything when I see “The Death Project” looking back at me. Also I totally love the name! I truly admire your courage, your ability to talk about dying without making it seem morbid, and the strength that you have is absolutely commendable. I hope you’re doing well. I want you to know that you’ve helped a stranger in need and you are loved dearly and you will be missed. You’re always in my prayers, and lots of strength to Roy and your sons.

    Lots of love from India, Anjana B

    P.S. I have a tiny blog of my own, do have a look when you get the time! https://musingsoverthemoon.wordpress.com

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    • susanbriscoe says:

      Dear Anjana,

      I am so touched by your letter and the courage it took you to write it! You are incredibly sweet! I am humbled by the love and generosity in your kind words. You have made me smile today.

      I also had the pleasure of reading some of your blog posts. Your writing is beautiful and honest. Thank you for sharing it. I hope you keep writing!

      You are a very special and beautiful person!

      With love,
      Susan

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    • Lust4words says:

      Your blog I just went through. It’s soothing and emotional poetics. I couldn’t comment over there, so I came back here.

      Liked by 1 person

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