|(A typical cafe' - but not where we meet!)|
Well, I guess I may be different, in that I post things here about my experiences of those who die. Some of that may also be considered the grief process. We didn't talk about that so much.
And I currently read a blog about elder concerns, where the blogger is currently dying and sharing her experiences and thoughts, as well as a lot of others who comment there. (Time Goes By)
We had some simple questions to consider, but by no means to follow exactly. And we were chatty people so had a lot to say. "When was your first experience of death?" That seemed to bring some really thoughtful responses.
And "what do you want to do before you die?"
That was a bit harder to answer. Many (most) of us were in the elder category (over 60 probably.) So we'd lost people, and were some thinkers about our own mortality.
And it got really funny at times.
I loved the hearty laughs when we thought of our relatives and their beliefs of the after-life...and how they couldn't all have been right. Some of them may have been very disappointed.
Of course I can't tell you what anyone said, which means we were sharing in confidentiality. And since we already knew each other by being part of the same community, it was sharing a bit differently than if we were strangers (I think.)
I am glad I experienced the Death Cafe' and thank those who organized it. I don't imagine I'll be going to another one, but perhaps in a few years I might. Who knows.