Snippets of information for the mood board:
Russian folk culture depicts the soul either as small and childlike, or having wings and flying.
A person who dies in his or her old age surrounded by family died a “good” death, a death that was “their own.” They depart when God says they should. A person who dies a “bad” death, or a death “not their own,” died too soon before the time God assigned them. These persons might have been murdered, committed suicide, died of illness, or in war.
smell of incense, the dead body and carbolic acid’