I have had a good life and hope to have a good death. I think it's important to talk about dying because it can alleviate fear your family may be experiencing and hopefully make it easier for them to deal with. While we can't control the fact that we are all dying, we can make the path easier to travel. This venue creates opportunities for people to celebrate life and prepare for the end.
This is a very heartwarming and endearing form of communication at a critical time in one's life - with death being a part of life. The opportunity to share this "Hug" experience with family members creates a memorable expression of love for all who participate.