Caitlin Doughty is one of the few people I have encountered with a similar intellectual and humorous approach to death as myself, but with an obvious appreciation for all it means and encompasses. If you have somehow missed her hilarious Ask a Mortician vlog series, I advise you youtube them immediately.
"In the Middle Ages, in the Victorian Period, … cemeteries were places where commerce took place, and lovers walked through the graves to meet at night. You had this engagement with the cemetery as a community place, which we don’t really have anymore.”
A link to a really great article & interview with Caitlin can be found: Here