I conducted funerals during the COVID restrictions.
We had a family funeral during the later stages of COVID restrictions.
One of the most draining parts of a wretched two weeks was curating a list of 125 names that were coming to the funeral, which had to be provided to the funeral directors.
Of all the awful things that remains with me as a low point.
It was something of a relief to share the service by livestream.
From Nick Cave (who mentions his son’s bleak description of a ‘Zoomeral.’
If there is ever a time to come together, to hug, to be close, it’s a funeral, but the stringent protocols around the virus made this impossible. God, this pandemic is full of grim ironies, dying by Zoom being one of them.
Nick Cave and Sean O’Hagan, Faith, Hope and Carnage, The Text Publishing Company, 2022, pgs. 75
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Hug coming Sunday