“There are bad deaths. There are good deaths. And in the 21st century we have the capacity to create change so that more people can have more of the latter than ever before.” – The GroundSwell Project blog, 22 May 2011.
Australian organisation The GroundSwell Project uses the arts to promote resilience and well-being through all phases of life, and has the courage to have intelligent and compassionate conversations around some of the more difficult topics, including end-of-life.
One of the most honest and beautiful tributes I’ve seen recently was the Tropfest 2011 runner-up’s piece called ‘The Unspoken’, where the filmmaker gives a simple, heartfelt tribute to his dad, dying from terminal cancer. Artistic and true to real life, you can watch it here.
And on Monday, 13 June, The GroundSwell Project will host the innovative Charles Leadbeater at an event called Dying for Change in Woolloomoolloo from 12.30pm to facilitate new conversations that will challenge our collective mindset and get us talking about how we want to live as we are dying.
Not an easy topic, but an important one, as we all have loved ones that we want to look after and care for at every stage of their life – as well as having our own life choices to make.
The GroundSwell Project has two tickets to giveaway, valued at $170, to attend the luncheon and discussion event.
To enter, simply tell us in a comment below what’s on your bucket list! One thing to do on my bucket list is to see a full moon rise over an African horizon (preferably with a glass of wine in my hand.) What’s on yours?