My theme for this year's A- Z Blogfest is DEATH (who I really hope is like DEATH in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series): "An obvious sort of fellow: tall, thin (skeletal, as a matter of fact), and ALWAYS SPEAKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. Generally shows up when you're dead, or just when he thinks you ought to be." Today we have C for Cremation, Cemeteries, and Cerberus.
Cremation is another way of taking care of the dead, and one which many people embrace. My dad was cremated after he died and we took his ashes out to sea because that was one of his favorite places to be. I suppose I'll probably get cremated. Not sure if I want to end up in an urn. I mean, who would want to keep me sitting on their mantle?
If one chooses to be buried, one will end up in a Cemetery, six feet under as they say (and not to digress, but wasn't that the best show ever?!). On the other hand, if you think you're going to Hades, then guess who might greet you at the door? Yup, that would Cerberus, the dog with three heads that guards the gates.
Is cremation something you'd consider? Would you want to be scattered or sit in an urn somewhere? Imagine meeting Cerberus at the gates upon finding out you're dead. As if things couldn't get any worse...
Excerpt from Mort, by Terry Pratchett, in which DEATH takes on an apprentice...
Lezek (Mort's father): He's a good lad at heart. A bit dreamy, that's all. I suppose we were all young once.
DEATH: NO. I DON'T THINK SO.