By N. Thomas Johnson-Medland
The cemetery headstones made transparent an incredible paintings of the macabre had taken position in that brief yr. 3 of the stones truly instructed us that the THE PLAGUE killed the folks buried there. It used to be etched into their epitaph. THE PLAGUE.
And so it all started. one in every of Europe's biggest choreographed pieces—composed via Death—began in a humble village and performed time and again via cities and towns until eventually thirds of human existence inside her obstacles was once buried from dancing so good with Death.
We have danced with demise all our lives: as contributors and as a people.
N. Thomas Johnson-Medland is the CIO of Lighthouse Hospice, Inc., of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. he's the writer of Bridges, Paths, and Waters; airborne dirt and dust Sky and Mountains, Cairn-Space, getting into the movement, alongside the line, and From the stomach of the Whale (all from source courses) in addition to Turning inside of. He lives within the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania along with his spouse, Glinda, and sons, Zachary Aidan and Josiah Gabriel.
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