Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How to talk about death

I'm not talking about how to tell children.

For years I've been fascinated by the way French newspapers announce death. People don't die right out.

Arthur Miller went to join his Marilyn.

A singer sang his last song.

The lions are crying for a lion tamer.

I suppose some could right mine as "Nelson shuts down her computer forever" not that my death would be worthy of a French headline.

I always thought that anglophones lacked some flair until I read this. "Shirley Temple Black had sailed off on the Good Ship Lollipop"

Photo above is some of the  plaques that typically decorate a French. grave.

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