Something I saw on FB reminded me of a conversation that I've had a few times with Beloved. We both want our remains to be cremated when we die. I don't want to just sit in a box on a shelf, to be honest. No matter how pretty that box might be. Considering it all, I truly like the idea of having my ashes turned into diamonds. They figure they can get about nine diamonds out of the average body. As such, I would want three to go to each of the guys in my life.
Another option that I am interested in and would be more then happy to support is the idea of my ashes nurturing a tree.
The prospect of my life feeding another life feels even more fitting
then being turned into diamonds that could be passed down through the
family. I don't know which option is going to be the right one for me
when I expire. I do know, however, that planning and considering what I
want done with my remains will make the day that I die easier for my
living family members.
I love them and I don't want
them to be struggling with these kinds of heart wrenching decisions in
the midst of struggling with the grief of it all.