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What a Zoom Funeral Taught Me About Death

As my daughters and I stared at a livestream of an open casket, I realized death is always remote

A photo of a computer screen of a Zoom funeral showing a casket with an American flag over it.
Photo courtesy of the author.

My eight-year-old saw her first dead body at my grandpa’s Zoom funeral. Zoom has been quite the portal of a platform for my kids. It’s where they go to take classes, talk to friends, and…