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A death cafe comes alive at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Posted by Kara Baskin  March 4, 2014 11:00 AM

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Cambridge's Mount Auburn Cemetery will host a Death Cafe on March 23. According to the cemetery's site, "Death Cafe is an opportunity for people to eat [angel food?] cake, drink tea, and discuss death. The goal is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives."


The goal is to discuss the concept of death with strangers in a safe, respectful environment, because that's not awkward at all. Still, apparently people are dying to attend, because the free event is sold out. Though perhaps the series will live on: It's part of a nonprofit international social franchise to raise awareness about death, and the cemetery's site says that it's the "first" such event that they'll host.

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