“I was not. I have been, I am not. I am so grateful to have participated in life!”
A beloved cousin died yesterday and we, at a Johnson/Smith/Denoo family get together had a discussion about what we want inscribed on our gravesite. I don't intend to have a gravesite, but will have a marker placed on my mother's grave. I want it to be clear that when I die, my mind, body and emotions change into a different form and return to the atoms from which I evolved.
Yes, I do feel sorry for him, but I think it's funny anyway.
For one thing, his sadness won't last long. It's not like religious fear and guilt that can go on for an entire life.
Daniel, I don't like parent's teaching children about santa either.
Oh YES! I like your idea! A tree, a bench, and a plaque! Can't think of a better way to memorialize a life lived and enjoyed.
This is off topic but Google "odd news" (it may have been in Yahoo) and you will find that when George Harrison died in Los Angeles in 2001 they planted a memorial tree in his honor complete with a plack of the event. Now they are having to cut the tree down because it was killed by beetles.
This is a true story.
What a strange coincidence! Is this what they call serendipity? No, I think it has to be a pleasant surprise.