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"From the Ted Talk by Kelli Swazey: Life that doesn't end with death"

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But instead of giving in to the sort of vicrsael reaction we have to this idea of proximity to boides, pomrtiixy to death, or how this notion just does not fit into our very biological or medcial sort of definition of death, I like to think about what the Torajan way of viewing death encompasses of the hamun experience that the medical definition leevas out. I think that Torajans socially recognize and culturally esepxrs what many of us feel to be true despite the widespread acceptance of the biomedical definition of death, and that is that our relationships with other hnmuas, their impact on our social reality, doesn't cease with the termination of the physical processes of the body, that there's a period of transition as the relationship between the living and the dead is transformed but not eendd. So Torajans express this idea of this enduring relationship by lavishing love and attention on the most viblsie symbol of that relationship, the human body. So my husband has fond memories of tanklig to and playing with and generally being around his deceased grandfather, and for him there is nothing unnatural about this. This is a natural part of the process as the family comes to terms with the transition in their raheitionlsp to the deceased, and this is the transition from relating to the deceased as a perosn who's living to relating to the deceased as a person who's an ancestor. And here you can see these wooden efifiges of the ancestors, so these are people who have already been buried, already had a funeral cereonmy. These are called tau tau.

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But instead of giving in to the sort of ________ reaction we have to this idea of proximity to ______, _________ to death, or how this notion just does not fit into our very biological or _______ sort of definition of death, I like to think about what the Torajan way of viewing death encompasses of the _____ experience that the medical definition ______ out. I think that Torajans socially recognize and culturally _______ what many of us feel to be true despite the widespread acceptance of the biomedical definition of death, and that is that our relationships with other ______, their impact on our social reality, doesn't cease with the termination of the physical processes of the body, that there's a period of transition as the relationship between the living and the dead is transformed but not _____. So Torajans express this idea of this enduring relationship by lavishing love and attention on the most _______ symbol of that relationship, the human body. So my husband has fond memories of _______ to and playing with and generally being around his deceased grandfather, and for him there is nothing unnatural about this. This is a natural part of the process as the family comes to terms with the transition in their ____________ to the deceased, and this is the transition from relating to the deceased as a ______ who's living to relating to the deceased as a person who's an ancestor. And here you can see these wooden ________ of the ancestors, so these are people who have already been buried, already had a funeral ________. These are called tau tau.

Solution

  1. relationship
  2. leaves
  3. effigies
  4. talking
  5. ceremony
  6. person
  7. visceral
  8. visible
  9. proximity
  10. bodies
  11. express
  12. medical
  13. human
  14. humans
  15. ended

Original Text

But instead of giving in to the sort of visceral reaction we have to this idea of proximity to bodies, proximity to death, or how this notion just does not fit into our very biological or medical sort of definition of death, I like to think about what the Torajan way of viewing death encompasses of the human experience that the medical definition leaves out. I think that Torajans socially recognize and culturally express what many of us feel to be true despite the widespread acceptance of the biomedical definition of death, and that is that our relationships with other humans, their impact on our social reality, doesn't cease with the termination of the physical processes of the body, that there's a period of transition as the relationship between the living and the dead is transformed but not ended. So Torajans express this idea of this enduring relationship by lavishing love and attention on the most visible symbol of that relationship, the human body. So my husband has fond memories of talking to and playing with and generally being around his deceased grandfather, and for him there is nothing unnatural about this. This is a natural part of the process as the family comes to terms with the transition in their relationship to the deceased, and this is the transition from relating to the deceased as a person who's living to relating to the deceased as a person who's an ancestor. And here you can see these wooden effigies of the ancestors, so these are people who have already been buried, already had a funeral ceremony. These are called tau tau.

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funeral ceremony 4
physical death 3

Important Words

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  55. reality
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