An Interview with Ann Wroe, Obituaries Writer for The Economist

“I don’t think of dead as dead, that’s the thing, and therefore it doesn’t trouble me. It’s an absence, if you like. It’s not the end.” She notes how “I never mention how people die, because I don’t think that’s important at all. I think an obituary is a celebration of a life.”

Death as an “absence,” not an end. Now that’s a positive spin!