The Labyrinth: Birth and Death

After one of my recent “Touching Mortality” workshops, one of the participants suggested that I write about something I had briefly touched on during the workshop. I had suggested that one of the exercises we had done was a way of “celebrating” our lives and that doing such things were a rare experience in our culture. I shared about my awareness that we celebrate impending births in quite an amazing, purposeful, celebratory way in our culture. (Quite different than the typical experience the last nine months of our lives.) We begin getting ready for the event by planning and having parties to celebrate the pending birth. Gatherings are designed to provide support and comfort to the “to-be

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