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Things That Matter: Tails, Paws, Beaks, & Claws
February 5th , 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Our beloved pets are as much a part of the family as any human, and the grief that follows their deaths can hold more weight than we anticipated. As dogs, cats, parakeets, gerbils, lizards, and goldfish have shorter lives, loving and caring for them in both youth and old age can be transformational in our own relationships with death, teaching us important lessons about how to find meaning in life.
At this edition of Things that Matter, we’re focusing on the furry, scaly, and feathered friends who bring so much joy to our lives.
Price: Free. Registration required.
We invite you to join us and share the stories of your pets through those objects that you hold dear. You can bring collars and leashes, photographs, favorite toys and blankets, or any object that reminds you of your pet.
Things that Matter (formerly known as Show & Tale) with Martie McNabb is like Antiques Roadshow but with storytelling, or a Death Cafe turned Pinterest board. Everyone is welcome to join in—just bring an object of your choosing and share your story about loss. No judges, no prizes, no pressure. And no need to practice! Just want to come and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome.
Martie McNabb is a personal historian and artist who creates visual narratives from client’s photo, document, and memorabilia archives. She’s also an interactive story-sharing heartist who helps people create connections by holding space for them to share the stories about the things they keep.
Free. Registration required. Please consider a donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year. A Zoom link will be in your confirmation email upon registration.