Miriam O'Callaghan: What we talk about in talking of death
Consumed by giving someone the best possible death - dignified and beautiful - we can forget that after it all, they'll actually be dead, says Miriam O'Callaghan
'Are you the doctor or the undertaker?"
It's almost midnight on a Tuesday before Christmas 2013 and we have sent for both. One for either parent.
"Eh… I'm… I'm the undertaker," says the man in the navy overcoat, who, to his horror and credit, bursts out laughing. "Madam, I'm so sorry… it's just that… you know…"