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Eulogising
By : Bruce Warwick
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Ever written a eulogy? Tough job, eh? Firstly, you don't want to get the facts of the deceased's life wrong, do you? (Once I conducted a funeral where a woman in the congregation kept calling out corrections all through the nervous eulogiser's speech!) Secondly, you want to capture some of the qualities of the person, who they were, what they meant, what they added, and that's not an easy thing to do. Thirdly, you're conscious of what a great honour you've been given to have the opportunity to say those important things at the end of someone's life. Then, more than likely, you're dealing with a swag of your own emotions in the process.

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