6.28.2006

Infantilizing death.

"Our urns are so soft and cuddly that it makes you want to hug them. It's nice to know that your loved one's final resting place is in one of these Huggable UrnsTM and always around you ready to hug when ever you feel the need." [via]

2 comments:

Nathaniel said...

Guy Debord once wrote, "The social absence of death is one with the social absence of life." I think that, as you put it, the infantalizing of death is an equal sign of some fundamental neglect of life's mysteries, too.

Morgan said...

Creepy.

How does it really help people cope with grief and loss if they are always handling and hugging this bear - in fact, the remains of their loved one? Like some kind of a grief pacifier...