Fancy your morning Americano with the Grim Reaper? Sure you do, he's probably great craic with a bit of caffeine in him.
Dublin is getting its first pop-up Death Cafe later in the summer in a move to get us all talking more about kicking the bucket. The cafes are actually located all around the world and aren't quite as depressing as they sound. The idea is that we all need to have a more healthy relationship with death, because, well it is one of the few certainties in life after all.
The cafe explains itself on its website as a place "where people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death", with their objective "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives".
The Death Cafe here will be located in Dublin Castle and is backed by retired Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness, who has said; "Young people don’t think about death, middle age ignores it. There are things to look forward to – starting a family, buying a house, retirement. The reality is we never know what is around the corner. As sure as we have been born, we will die, and we have to stop turning a blind eye to this fact of life."
The cafe will feature talks and workshops with the likes of journalist Mick Heaney, (son of the late Seamus Heaney), as well as Katherine Sleeman, a lecturer in palliative care medicine at Kings College in London who will discuss ‘having a good death’.
Have a look at the video below which gives more of an idea of what this whole thing is about, or you can also head to their website.
Via The Journal
Image via Death Cafe.com