Funeral Poems, Readings, Music, Quotations & Thoughts

The Tomb of the Diver

Excavations at the ancient city of Paestum in southern Italy uncovered many fine tombs which took the form of individual sepulchres of solid stone slabs many of which were beautifully painted on the inside. The most famous is known as the Tomb of the Diver, presumed to be the grave of a young man. The four walls show a young man’s entry into a [...] Read more

All Things Pass ~ Lao Tzu

Ancient words are always comforting. They remind us that loss and grief has always been part of life, part of the human condition. In the sixth century BC the great Chinese philosopher and father of Taoism had this to say: A sunrise does not last all morning All things pass A cloudburst does not last all day All things pass Nor a sunset all night [...] Read more