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“Our relationship with death and dying these days is not good at all. Fifty years ago one’s grandfather would die at home, and the grandchild would see the grandfather’s dead face. The fact of dying was inside the fact of living. Now we’ve become ashamed of dying, we want to forget that we’re going to die. Dying has become an accident. But I think it’s important to speak about it as it’s the only thing we can really be sure of. We are all going to die. We also have a problem with the fact of killing. I eat meat but I would never dream of killing an animal. But if we eat meat, we have to accept that being alive means that we kill things around us. But we forget these basic aspects of our humanity.”

– Christian Boltanski


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