Starting January 4, the Tucson Death Cafe is moving from Himmel Park library to the Ward 6 Council office (SE corner of E. 1st St. and Anderson Blvd., behind the Walgreen’s on Speedway/Country Club area).
I know that most of us do not like to think about our own deaths — inevitable, getting closer every day we live. A few friends have suddenly passed away, and Death is again on my mind. Check out these monologues and learn more about accepting death.
“The Death Monologues is a one-woman show written and performed by Giselle Suarez. It takes you on a journey that will shed a very different light on death, a subject that permeates the life of every single human being and yet is rarely approached except during the crisis of its arrival.
The Death Monologues, a series of five original dramatic pieces, reveal how – despite our best efforts to avoid our mortality – once we embrace it, we are liberated and truly begin to live.
Death, tired of getting a bad rap, has come to tell her side of the story and set the record straight. The character of Death is our charming Master of Ceremonies, weaving us in and out of this intriguing production. Throughout the piece, we hear many sides of the story and learn that Death is not what we think it is. We become privy to Death’s truth, including such secrets as, “There are no good deaths, there are no bad deaths; there is only your death, simple and perfect.
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And don’t forget the Tucson Death Cafe, every first Wednesday, now at new location, Himmel Park library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. – where you can have a dialogue about death and dying. Next one is on September 7th, 5:30 p.m.
Carolyn’s note: I attended this Tucson Death Cafe on January, and found it very helpful to talk about the passing of my biological mother in August, 2015. Others talked about the grief of losing other family members (spouse, father, siblings, child, etc.), while others were curious about their own mortality. There were also people there who participate in the rituals of death, or at memorial services. I found it a safe and supportive place to discuss death.
RSVP via FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/195188087540995/.
Tucson Death Cafe is on the 1st Wed. of every month, at Bookman’s on Grant.