Writing a fitting eulogy
“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…” (Irving Berlin).
A eulogy, where a friend or relative says inspiring words about the loved one is included in most funeral services. It’s a good opportunity to say a memorable farewell and helps celebrate the life that has passed.
Naturally, writing a eulogy can be a bit intimidating. It’s difficult to know exactly where to start, given the time of grief. Some people prepare their own eulogy. Others prefer to use a poem or extract.
Each eulogy has an exclusive personal approach. It’s just as the poet Andrew Motion has said: “Eulogies are for everyone. They are a reminder that each of us leads a life of special interest and value and that each of us is unique.