Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mourning Dove Studios

Want to create your own memorial item but don't know where to start? For those who live in Arlington, Masachussetts, there's Mourning Dove Studios. There are drop-studio hours as well as workshops to help make the perfect item. It's kind of like paint-your-own pottery studios, but for grieving. Mourning Dove also has a Reading Room, Home Wake consultations, as well as access to resources, from deathbed choirs (!) to eco-friendly funeral directors.

I think the most important resource, however, is the sense of community offered at a place like this. How often do you find Grieving Rooms? It's a much needed place to connect with others going through the process, or who understand what you're experiencing. I hope that Mourning Dove Studios becomes a franchise!

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