Excerpt from “Death Cafes: All About Life”:
Death comes to all. But heaven forbid it be mentioned.
Certainly not over tea and cake.
Yet people young and old are bucking social mores and having oh-so-morbid conversations about d-e-a-t-h—all while enjoying a civilized nosh.
They’re called Death Cafes—these meetings at coffee shops, cafes, libraries, even cemeteries, where philosophy, science, social responsibility and more merge under the umbrella topic: shuffling off this mortal coil.