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Religions 2013, 4(3), 358-366; doi:10.3390/rel4030358

On Visiting Our Dead

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1 Masters of Fine Arts Program, Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, New York, 10577, NY, USA 2 Lancaster Street, Cambridge, MA 02104, USA 3 Boynton Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA
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Received: 31 May 2013 / Revised: 29 July 2013 / Accepted: 30 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Writers and Critics on Loss, Love, and the Supernatural)
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A redefining of the meaning of death and grief: this essay explores a rejection of conventional ideas about mourning and describes the experiences of two daughters after they have lost their beloved father. In the one case, it is an evocation of his spirit that feels like a conversation and, in the other, visits by the father to the daughter through palpable signs.
Keywords: mourning; death; sadness; feral; St. Francis; irrational; Holy Ghost; dread; skywriting; cemetery mourning; death; sadness; feral; St. Francis; irrational; Holy Ghost; dread; skywriting; cemetery
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