Elizabeth Kubler-Ross is the expert on death, dying and grieving. She developed the five stages of grief which the dying, and people dealing with the dying of others, go through.

The five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

This weekend in a conversation my mom said she is not going to be bothering with all the Kubler-Ross stages. She doesn’t believe in a god so there is no one to bargain with.

‘And anyway’, she said, ‘I have had a good life, I have made a difference.’


So apparently she is not doing the stage at all, but going straight to acceptance.

Can anyone else smell deep deep denial?