Published in Elephant Journal, 19th January 2016:
“Death. Simply reading the word can arrest us in our place, causing an instant tingling of visceral unease.
The certainty that our mortality will eventually be realized binds us not only in solidarity, but in fear. This fear has spawned the creation of hundreds of religions, over thousands of years, for the predominant purpose of foretelling a divine after-party in heaven. For many, the afterlife has offered the quintessential form of closing the eyes and blocking the ears—but for people like myself who do not subscribe to the stories, what are we to do?”
– Steve Stankevicius