Some people respond strongly to the written word and these participants benefit greatly from a reading. Readings invite mourners to express their emotions.

Did your loved one have a favorite book or poem? Were they a person of faith who would want passages read?

Readings are a source of collective meaning-making.

They can provide a north star / philosophy / guide rail.

They convey a message to connect with the person who passed or connect with a way to view life or teaches a lesson. “This is a way to look at the world” Searching for a reading is a good way to think about the emotions and sentiments you want to express.


Incorporate a passage from a favorite book or a favorite poem

To personalize the memorial, incorporate a passage from your loved one’s favorite book or from a favorite poem.

Find a Popular Poem or Reading

Here are some ideas

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