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    Question Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

    Hello everyone!

    There exists a saying "ashes to ashes, dust to dust"
    but I really can't imagine what it means, may be you can help me with it

    Thanks in advance
    Anna

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    Lightbulb Re: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

    I think I have found it. It is from a pray, isn't it?

    My students asked me about it because they noticed the phrase in a song of Metallica...

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    Re: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

    It comes from the funeral service. Life emerges from dust (the earth) and returns to it when dead- it reflects the cycle of birth and death. We come from nothing and end up as nothing.

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    Re: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

    Thank you, tdol!
    You reply is very helpful

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