In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care month, CH Hospice & Palliative Care built a traveling “Before I Die” wall that was on display at Pybus throughout the month of November. This is an interactive public art display that was originally developed by Candy Chang in New Orleans in 2001. Now, there are over 2,000 walls in 70 countries and 30 languages. The wall is a public forum and often sparks public conversations and a sense of… community connection which promotes a sense of wellbeing and hope. The wall encourages people to think or talk about mortality and search for meaning in life. We are a society of death denial and death anxiety. There is often fear and confusion around death and too often speaking of death is a taboo. The wall in a community space provides an opportunity for people to share, open up in meaningful ways and talk about mortality.
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