Living for Dying

Living for Dying article with pictures featured in Rhythms Monthly magazine (Chinese: 經典雜誌) it is geographic magazine based in Taipei, Taiwan. Published in a format similar to the National Geographic Magazine, Rhythms Monthly reports on cultural, historical, environmental and humanitarian themes.

The importance of death and loss within Torajan communities is perfectly characterized by the abundance of ways and nuances they are able to express grief and mourning in their dialects. The Toraja language has a vast amount of terms to describe sadness, longing, depression or spiritual pain. There is a prevailing belief that the ability to exactly articulate psychological and physical pain of loss can ease the pain itself.