Every autumn, in places where the leave change color, people go out into nature to experience the beauty of the season. Few would say that they had ever considered the changing of summer into fall as a death. The brilliant colors of red, orange, and yellow brighten the landscape even though imminent death is the reason for the coloration–or discoloration, to be more accurate.
In so many aspects of our lives, we shy away from looking at death. But in the season of change, we are enthralled by it. And what could human life be like were we to be as curious and honoring of life turning to death as we are with leaves?
These are the sorts of questions through which a Death Doula can lead you or your loved one. If a change of season is part of your present experience, perhaps consider reaching out.