…. pretty much this:
“I don’t want to be buried. I want to be cremated and I don’t particularly care what is done with my ashes. I want my loved ones to have what ever kind of ceremony or memorial feels most comforting to them. I learned when my father died that the service is really for the living.”
There is a thread by this title over at Table Talk and it inspired me to make my wishes more public. I want any body parts that can possibly be used by someone else to go to an organ donation group (and yes, it’s so noted on my VA DL). I don’t want a church service at all … which makes sense since I don’t consider myself part of any organized religion. But I am quite spiritual in my own way. So, if those who wish to remember me take that into account, that would be nice. But I agree with the poster above who said that memorials are really for the living and I know in my heart that those who love(d) me will remember my authentic spirit.
Still doing lots of reading about “Fahrenheit 9/11” and implications thereof. I am planning to take Duty to see it when we get some time. It spoke very loudly to me – I still can’t get over how I was totally moved to see it the day it opened. As if I had no choice – I felt like I was sent there. (Don’t ask. It’s probably some woo-woo thing going on, as usual.) I do try to read different points of view – not just those I agree with, so I am listening to all I can about it but I still feel in my gut (that would be 3rd chakra, y’all) that it rings too true.
Tonight Duty is taking me to dinner at some fancy-schmancy DC restaurant (and I even have to dress up for it!). He’s sweet like that. He genuinely “hears” me when I speak to him from my heart. For that, and other reasons, I appreciate him in my life.
Comments like this from GOL make my life worth living (and I say that minus any snark whatsoever!):
“I really am so glad you moved close. I love playing with you and being 12! We really are the same person. :)”
What am I going to do when she is forced to go on with her life??? (Cannot bear to think about it. I like having a playmate.)
Btw, this is a link to Margaret Cho’s love equality site. Besides the fact that I am in agreement with the sentiment expressed on the site, I just like the hearts and colors and stuff.