Hey! It’s time for another installment of Talking about Death. Read and learn, people; read and learn: Isaac: Mom?
Isaac: Why are a person’s eyes closed when they die?
Me: [Pause.] They aren’t.
Isaac: Oh. Then how do they get closed?
Me: [Pause.] Well, you gently put your hand on the person's eyelids and close them.
Isaac: Why not hard?
Me: Because you have to respect the dead person’s body and treat it gently.
Isaac: Also, because maybe they’re not actually dead.
Isaac: What would they say if you try to close their eyes and they weren’t dead?
Me: Um, … “Hey! I’m not dead!”?
Isaac: Yeah. Or, “What are you doing?”