Calling the irony police for the second time this week. First we had Munch’s “The Scream” painting stolen at gunpoint in Oslo. Now we have Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the death lady, dying.
Kubler-Ross, 78, theorized in her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying,” that the dying need to go through five stages of grief √¢‚Ç¨‚Äù denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
On her web page, Kubler-Ross is quoted as saying:
Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.
We are sure she’s up there sharing a good meal and a chuckle with Julia Child, and we await her sequel on whatever the sixth stage of death turns out to be.