What’s ultra-creepy about the whole thing is that some of them are posed as if they’re still alive. It gives me a little shiver. But I guess in modern society, we’re much more sheltered from death than we ever have been since humans came down from the trees. Death is a rarer thing to witness now. Take burgers for example, I mean who’s ever watched a cow being killed in real life? I bet the vast majority of burger eaters in the West haven’t. I haven’t and I bloody love burgers. We hardly ever get to see death these days, so our relationship with it has changed, or in some cases disappeared.
Back then, if you hit 40 you were lucky and considered to be in your old age. One in six children died before the age of one; one in three children died before the age of five. Times were different. Death was everywhere and never hidden, it was part of daily life.
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