What a coffin maker can teach us

Marcus Daly makes coffins, beautiful, simple, sacred coffins. He found his calling amid tragedy. The first one he ever made was for his own child. Daly says each handcrafted, wood coffin takes him about twenty-five hours to complete. "Mostly what I do is sand," he says. "I feel like I sand and I sand and I sand. I never feel like it's finished. But then I guess that's kind of a fit[ting] thing because that's probably how we feel at the end of our lives too." You can watch him work in this … [Read more...]