The Lessons of George Bell’s Lonely Death

“Rummaging through the personal effects of the dead… The work changes people, and it has changed these men. Mr. Rodriguez, 57 and divorced, has a greater sense of urgency. ‘I try to build a life like it’s the last day’ …Juan Plaza, another investigator, says the solitude of so many deaths wears on him. He is 52, also divorced, and without children, but he keeps expanding his base of friends. Every day, he sends them motivational Instagram messages: ‘With each sunrise, may we value every minute’; ‘Be kind, smile to the world and it will smile back’; ‘Share your life with loved ones’; ‘Love, forgive, forget.’” [Read Article]