When Death Doesn’t Mean Goodbye

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In general, Americans fear death, choosing to say goodbye quickly, moving directly to the funeral. In Indonesia, on the other hand, the Torajan people honor their dead relatives by keeping them in the house as part of the family. To them, death is a part of life, and the deceased represent a connection between the past and the future. Trigger warning: This article includes photographs of dead people.

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