The Question


Photographer Uknown

It was a straightforward question and it deserved a straight forward answer.

The elderly lady who was choosing a coffin from a catalog asked me, ‘ Are the pillows that come with these coffins soft? Or are they firm? Would you say they are comfortable? ”

I was a Funeral Director and my calling, on that day was to help this lady and her husband.

I looked at the model she had her finger on. and I looked at it. Then I looked at her.

” Those pillows are decorative. I would not call them comfortable. ”

” For that price, they should be. Well. I’ll bring his favorite from home. Is that okay? ”

I told her it was perfectly fine,

because it was.

Photo A.M. ,Moscoso
October 31, 2012
New Orleans, USA


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