Handout 1: Looking Ahead to Workshop 5
The dead are not under the earth,
They are in the fire dying down,
They are in the moaning rock,
They are in the crying grass,
They are in the forest, they are in the home:
The dead are not dead. — Birago Diop, 20th century Senegalese poet and storyteller
For Next Time
To prepare for the next workshop, read:
- Carol Galginaitis, “Loss Across the Lifespan” (p. 11-17) in Let’s Talk About Families and Loss , published on the UUA website.
- Tips for Talking with Children about Death, from the UUA Tapestry of Faith program Love Will Guide Us.
- Optional: Supporting Grieving Preschoolers, from the Dougy Center, the National Center for Grieving Children and Families.
- Optional: Helping Children and Teens Cope with Fear after a Death, from the Dougy Center, the National Center for Grieving Children and Families.
Find Out More
- To read more of John Nichols’s thoughts on Unitarian Universalism and death, read Loss: The Litmus Test of a Religious Faith, Handout 3 from Workshop 3.
- Review materials on the Grief and Loss page of PBS’s This Emotional Life.
- Explore the many bereavement resources from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
- Read Mark Belletini, Nothing Gold Can Stay: The Colors of Grief (Skinner, 2015).