Midwives, Layers-Out, and Lady Pole

Originally posted on Death & the Maiden:
I recently finished Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory,Caitlin Doughty’s macabre, delightful memoir on her experience (past and current) in the death industry. Her story is a morbid treat which I highly recommend reading, as its more somber, gruesome moments are nicely juxtaposed with mortician-isms, such as the enlightening powers of wearing “corpse-colored glasses” and the nifty piece of wisdom, “if at first you don’t succeed, slice, slice, again,” (the latter to be used only in regards to corpses, please). – Patricia Lundy – Patricia Lundy is an aspiring speculative fiction writer. Currently, she’s working toward her Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America membership. Her blog Something Eldritch serves to indulge her loves of reading, writing, and morbidity. http://www.lundypm.net Midwives, Layers-Out, and Lady Pole: The Innate Connection between Women and Death I recently finished Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory,Caitlin Doughty’s macabre, delightful memoir on her experience…