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Death during the times of Covid

THAT the world, as we know it, fundamentally changed with Covid, is not seriously debatable. It was often said in jest between relatives and friends, that they found time to see one another only at weddings and funerals. Now, with grandiose weddings being cancelled, leaving potential brides to remain for a little while longer as single Miss Havishams, it is the funerary rites that have most been affected.

In the past 18 months, many of us have been inundated with the live-streaming of Covid funerals. I’m a tad unsure of whether this doesn’t leave a space open for a wound that doesn’t heal. One of the “wonderful” things about cremation, and I

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