Show No. 62: In Public and Private Spaces – A Contrast in ‘How’ We Share Grief.

Burt Reynolds passed away today – on the very date of this recording, preceded of course by the legendary Queen of Soul and renowned U.S. Senator, John McCain. This week we explore the stark contrast of how grief unfolds in the public sphere by very public people in comparison to how personal grief unfolds in the same kind of public sphere (if we count social media as being the equivalent).

Summary:

Burt Reynolds passed away today – on the very date of this recording, preceded of course by the legendary Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin, and renowned U.S. Senator, John McCain.

Today we explore the stark contrast of how grief unfolds in the public sphere by very public people in comparison to how personal grief unfolds in the same kind of public sphere (if we count social media as being the equivalent).

This idea might have begun with the closely-timed collective losses of Aretha Franklin, John McCain – and most recently Burt Reynolds. It was in the public sphere where we watched the influential pay their respects, while also airing their grievances.  Private citizens, however, appear to do their remembering and mourning in public – much differently.

Grief is not a politically minded space – is it? It’s just us. 


In this show, I refer to this great feed below:

#Classy #Messy #HowWeGrieve #Grieving #Strong #MovingOn

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