Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The heatwave is hellish.  Hell fires and an afterlife was a common theme of religions and may no longer hold any sway.
  The funeral, as a rite, has changed and folk interpret death however they think fit sometimes with a nod to spirituality, reminiscing where the wake and the funeral become one.
  The old and the new.  Dignity and melodrama. The difference between concluding a funeral with Frankie and 'I did it my way' or with the antiphon, In paradisium, say with a magical over-the-top setting by Faure...
  May the angels lead you into paradise....lead you to the holy city....May choirs of angels receive you....may you have eternal rest.
  Mysteries abound.

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