Why I believe in celebrating life instead of mourning death

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[caption id="attachment_2076" align="alignleft" width="220"] Sir Terry Pratchett, April 1948-March 12th 2015[/caption] Mourning someone we care about is natural, and we have to experience it to work through it, but our eventual goal should be to celebrate life instead of mourning death. I've been thinking about this a lot since Sir Terry Pratchett, one of my favourite authors, passed away last week. His long term struggle with Alzheimers was no secret, and although his death was premature and I do believe the world has lost one of its greatest minds, he died with dignity in his own home--not something a lot of Alzheimers patients get to do. He also left behind a legacy of more than 70 books, most of them in the hilarious and yet deeply powerful Discworld series. His…
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