Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it
David Bowie was the first of many stars last year to pass Pic: Getty

There is an awkward silence induced by our own insecurities around mortality

Our pub is on a country crossroads on the foot of the scraggly Wicklow hills. My bedroom was above the bar and our kitchen was beneath it. The lives of my six siblings and I were intertwined in the life, and death, of the customers.

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