Inhale/Exhale: Stories of Death and Dying...for the Living

Inhale/Exhale explores these and other questions about our end-of-life care in the South Puget Sound through a multidisciplinary community story project. Our goal is to amplify the practices, structures, and rituals we need to have safe, supported, and empowered care at the end of our lives. Through the project we hope to share powerful stories and ideas, illuminate systemic problems, and ask what is possible for end-of-life care in the South Sound community.

most recent story

December 10, 2019

"We’re really animal creatures at heart. We need to see with our eyes, certainly children need to see with their eyes. If you told them their grandma died and they never saw their grandma's dead body, it's very hard for them to understand what that means. Until you actually see a body without a life in it, then you really understand what that means. And I think as adults, we actually still need to see a body sometimes in order to understand that it's gone and that it actually helps us process the information faster. To take it in just that pause that little bit of time that we get to see."

-Kristin Meyer