Ilona Fried is a writer and student of the Feldenkrais Method. Her articles and essays have been published at The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and Hevria. She blogs about awareness and spiritual practice at alacartespirit.com.
When Ilona’s father dies, her pain is magnified by the influx of strangers coming to pay their respects and say prayers in his name. She wonders if social media would have provided her with a more meaningful mourning period.