Have you popped into your local, neighbourhood Death Café recently? No, it's not a new franchise with baristas offering to add a dash of arsenic to your daily caffeine spike. Nor is it a high street variation on Dignitas where you can enjoy an espresso with your euthanasia.
One thing we all have in common: we're going to die. We won't all get married, have children or see Niagara Falls. But every single one of us will die. Yet the vast majority of us only think about death when we have to.
It is interesting to find out that we don't have to hold a funeral at all. There is no legal requirement. Something has to be done with the body, but the funeral ceremony, celebration of life, memorial or thanksgiving - we hold these ceremonies because we want to, not because we have to.