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But, he added, `If we can come to grips with it here in Richmond, I think there's hope for the country.
The authors of all three texts contend that instead of seeing death as the ultimate insult, defeat, or indignity, instead of repressing our terror of this monster that goes bump in the night, it is possible to come to grips with death, to face and move through our fears, suffering, and losses, and to open ourselves and our loved ones up to something redemptive.