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Talking About Death for Better Living – The Salon de la Mort (Part 2)

April 12, 2011 Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Have you ever thought about how even within a season like Spring, there is a birth-death-rebirth cycle?

When I was in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont with lovely blogger Linda Mathieu of Frenchless in France a couple of weeks ago, I noticed how a lot of the spring flowers which were at their peak a week or so earlier were starting to look past-their-prime and beginning to fall off the trees, making petal confetti on the walkways. (In fact, Linda has some photos of that day, too. She shows the petal confetti perfectly!) It made me think about how those spring flowers die to make way for richer, more verdant summer leaves and ripe fruit. Later, of course, these things fall to the ground, too, and summer makes way for fall, and then we do it all again, at least in climates that have this kind of four-seasons pattern.

What with Easter just around the corner as I begin to write this (and just beyond us as I finish), the idea of birth-death-rebirth resonates. It is a good time to post my report on the Salon de la Mort, the Death Expo,which was held in Paris on April 8, 9, and 10th.

(If this is feeling familiar, it’s because I wrote the Part 1 post here, introducing the salon just as it was happening.)

To learn more about my impressions of the opening night for the press and other advance visitors, please continue reading. Continue reading

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