Since I went to the funeral on Friday, (see cremation) I have realised that burials give me the creeps too!
I can’t bear the idea of a body decomposing slowly. Don’t like the idea at all. Maggots, mould, skulls, teeth. Pity about that. It seems so difficult to get rid of us. Nature does a really good job.
But we avoid thinking about the ugly images of both cremations and burials by ritual – with dignified funeral services, peaceful cemeteries, and giving our loved ones the “best” when they have died – memorials and such like.
There are all sorts of “pretty” ways your body can be placed – buried in a forest for forest food. Gassing off to make light in a park is really beautiful. Look at this…