#eulogy is a speech given at a #funeral, where a celebrant, minister or loved one talks about the person who has died. At one time it was common for a eulogy to be a rather formal piece, where the facts of a person’s life were covered but nothing very personal was said. Nowadays, a #eulogy is frequently a loving remembrance, where amusing stories or quirky habits of the deceased are talked about and celebrated. Professor Douglas Davies calls this ‘words against death’ and his theory is that a eulogy or written memorial have a power to help the community to heal after a death, showing that death does not have the last word. #death#dying#inmemorium#love#funeral#celebrant#celebrationoflife