A bronze monument called "An Angel Among Us" will mark the homeless cemetery (Photo: Giv din Hand/Torben Christensen)
Let's reflect a bit now on the subject of burials and the sometimes difficult decision about where to to be buried.
In many cultures, homeless or indigent people, are buried in a potter's field or a common grave.
But in Denmark advocates for the homeless have come up with a new idea.
They're calling it a cemetery for the homeless, a final resting place for some of the estimated 5,000 homeless people in Denmark.
So where would such a cemetery be located?
This city district is already home to the historic Assistens Cemetery where you can find the graves of Danish philospher SÃ¸ren Kierkegaard, as well as children's fairytale author Hans Christian Anderson.
Michael Espensen heads a homeless advocacy organization in Copenhagen called "Giv din hÃ¥nd" or Give A Hand. He says that
a section of Assistens KirkegÃ¥rd cemetery in NÃ¸rrebro (a suburb of Copenhagen) will soon be set aside for Copenhagen's homeless residents.
A monument called "An Angel Among Us" will mark the cemetery devoted to those who have slipped through society's cracks.
He says the idea for a homeless cemetery was inspired by an experience he had while working with homeless street people in Copenhagen.