Dead People: The Outcasts

The Outcasts Among Us

This is something which rarely gets attention or crosses a person’s mind. We thought we would put the spotlight on a controversial segment of the dying population today. We pondered whether the cemetery workers in the clip would someday themselves lie among the others there. Death comes to every living thing.

Regardless of a person’s station in life, they are always a human being, and all should be afforded the respect or (pity?) mercy required to be able to pass from this world as one, with decency and compassion.

We hope you will share your thoughts about this clip with us…thank you for coming by. It is always so good to see you here.

Hugs,

CJ and Morguie

©C.S. Thompson, 2013-14.

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15 Responses to “Dead People: The Outcasts”

  1. At the end of the day when a criminal dies in prison they’ve paid for their crimes. What’s left behind has little to do with the crimes and is just the husk that housed the part which some wold call soul and others spirit, this has now gone. That husk or ex-home should be treated with a degree of dignity.
    Though I don’t share the religion of ‘The folks on the hill’ I’m glad to see there is someone to take care of the body of anyone who dies, where possible, and that they have an appropriate send off to comfort those left behind.
    xxx Sending Massive Hugs xxx

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    • I agree. We certainly do not arrive here alone. We are welcomed. When we die, we shouldn’t be left to go out alone.
      “Direct burials” are a common type of service. Usually because there are no family members or friends left. Whenever I was tasked with taking a person to the cemetery for burial in this way, I would ask the groundskeepers or grave workers to allow for a minute of quiet prayer or silence, so that I could reflect on the person before me–that they respectfully and solemnly be acknowledged as they were being lowered into the grave. 99% were total unknowns to me, however, that is not what mattered. A human being was no longer a part of this earthly life and I felt I had a moral-ethical humanitarian obligation to ensure a sense of dignity as I worked. I was, after all, the last to let a person down. 😉
      Big Hugs xxxx Mousie and CJ xxxx

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  2. The harsh reality about life is that we are born to live and destined to die—however short or long a time it may take. What’s good is that we are always sent off to the afterlife by someone who cares whether it be by family or strangers. Thanks for sharing, I had no knowledge about burials for those who have died in prison .

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  3. One way to be born….many ways to die…..sooner or later, we will all find ourselves there. It is good to know at least that they are cared for in death and that their new “family” provides that care.

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    • Seems appropriate, really. Just like a ‘jury of your peers’ this is a gathering of your peers. As funeral directors, you and I are easily ‘naturals’ when it comes to treating each of the deceased with decency, dignity, respect, and compassion…no matter the persona or character alleged of that person we are preparing. Many folks would find it difficult to treat certain of the worst criminals in this way.

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