"Everybody Needs A Tribe"

"Everybody Needs A Tribe"

Here is a poem written by Nicholas Albery, the late founder of The Natural Death Centre in the UK. A beautiful sentiment worth sharing and remembering.


Everybody Needs A Tribe


Josefine and I

drew a chart of our tribe

placing each person on the page

at whatever distance from us felt right

We argued about who to include

I think it should be anyone whose death

we would notice and regret

and who would be likely to react to our death in a similar way.


And now

whilst we're still alive

there is nothing more urgent

than to nurture and maintain

the community of those

who will miss us when we're



Nicholas Albery

July 22 1997

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