Why We Have Viewings
Last edition, I illustrated how the meaningful funeral ceremony is like a tapestry. Made up of a number of elements, it creates a transformative experience that is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. While each family's ceremony will and should be a unique tapestry, it can only be a tapestry if it draws on a full repertoire of possible elements.
The rest of this series will explore, in turn, common funeral elements - taking you from the viewing/vigil through to the gathering for refreshments afterwards.