The Colin McEnroe Show
3:04 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

The Life Of Bodies After Death

We are constantly confronting death. If you watch those CSI shows, you see death. If you watch cable shows, like "Boardwalk Empire", you see gruesome grisly death. If you watch the news or read the paper, you find out about people who died.

But none of them are us.

They're abstractions. They don't tell us about our own deaths any more than Lord of the Rings tells us about our impending trip to Mordor. Death, in television and even in the news, is usually somebody else's problem.

Today, we're talking about dead bodies. Real dead bodies. Just like the one you're going to be some day.

I know, I know, I prefer denial too.

But there's a price you pay for that. Getting ready for the show, looking straight ahead at this, actually made me a little more relaxed - after the extended period of fear and trembling. So get ready to relax. A lot.

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