Death … no one likes to talk about it. ‘Falling off the perch, passed over, late, passed, dead, departed or that famous phrase, ‘shuffle off this mortal coil’ from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet … are words which seem to cause trepidation in the minds of most people whether or not they are facing it themselves or with someone close.
When someone dies, is a time when emotions are raw and engulfing, so powerful, consuming and unfamiliar are the feelings, that these can prevent or even block ones ability to think clearly and logically. Yet after someone dies, this is what is needed, at least, by someone close to the person whose passed.
Understandably it is a difficult time having to deal with the reality that a loved one has died, let alone identify what to do after a person has died, what to do after the funeral, then on top of all that what to do with the person’s possessions. All this can be daunting.