Short notes and the colours of dying

Short notes and the colours of dying

Short notes and the colours of dying

  • by linda
  • January 24, 2022

Authored by Rachel Coghlan, Deakin University

“DID anyone die at work today Mum?” our 7-year-old asked.

“Yes. One person today,” I replied truthfully.

“What colour is death?” he enquired.

“What colour do you think it is?” I questioned back.

“Maybe it’s black, because there is nothing after you die, or maybe it’s red, like the devil,” he offered.

“Maybe. Sounds a bit dark and scary. Or maybe death is colourful, like a rainbow lorikeet?” I suggested.

“Oh. Yes, maybe it’s the colours of the bird you might turn into, when you die. Or maybe it’s golden, like a lion. Maybe I will become a lion. Or maybe it’s blue, like the sky you float up to.”

He shrugged and departed the deliberations.

These are short notes about small conversations and small things.

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