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04 March 2010 @ 07:49 pm
Customs around death  
I suppose it all depends on what you grow up with, but I find open-casket viewings creepy as hell.
Xiphias Gladiusxiphias on March 5th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
As a Jew, it's Not My Thing.

It's fine for them what wants it. Because, as I understand it, in most traditions, it's not REQUIRED to go. You're allowed to just show up at the graveside to pay your respects. Which is what I'd do. 'Cause I don't really need to see the empty shell that used to be part of my friend/loved one. I can just pay my respects at the grave. Knowing that shell is there is just fine by me -- I don't need to actually SEE it.