Episode 47 – “You Talk, I’ll Listen”: Visiting The Dead After They’re Gone

Sep 15, 2020

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Mitch Albom

Lisa Goich

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About This Episode

When Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz met at the end of Morrie’s life – in a series of visits that ended up becoming the bestselling memoir, “Tuesdays With Morrie” – Morrie asked a single favor of Mitch: “I want you to come visit me at my grave.” It was a request that Mitch has honored almost every time he has visited Boston over the past 25 years. Morrie’s request, however, came with some special instructions, “Don’t bring me flowers, drive the car in, get out, and leave the engine running. I want you to come when you have some time. I want you to bring a blanket, and bring some sandwiches, and I want you to talk to me.” On today’s episode of Tuesday People, we’ll discuss the importance of visiting your loved ones after they’re gone, how these visits can help continue the relationship and dialogue between you and the deceased, and how cemeteries can give us perspective about our time spent here on Earth.

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