The Forum : Re-membering Practices

A vintage photo of a group of women

A brief article that appeared in the National Association of Death Educators newsletter, The Forum. Narrative practices with death, dying and bereavement stand in sharp contrast to how death and grief has been previously storied. This article explains some of these dramatic differences. Specific attention is given to discuss the practice of remembering conversations as an alternative to notions like “closure”, “unfinished business” and “acceptance”. While these ideas may be helpful for some, they offer a limited and sometimes problematic view of death & grief.