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Sunday, November 21, 2010


after the funeral
we talk about cremation
autumn sky


Blogger Devika said...

i don't know, whether you know; but i guess you are aware -- when you talk of it,

in our custom, cremation is done if some one dies when a parent is alive and cremation is for ones who have completed their life -- old age deaths...

on the other hand - funeral is where the ghosts are associated mostly (a hallucination of our mind?); cremation --it is believed to take a different life form after the remains are scattered in the sea -- i don't know if it's true or works that way,


6:53 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Devika, for that interesting and informative comment.

In our culture, I think I can say that burial remains the norm, while cremation is the deviation--a deviation that is, however, increasingly common.

Until quite recently by the way, cremation was forbidden to Catholics, except in extraordinary circumstances, which means that (unless we were in a rebellious mood, as we often are) Pat and I would not have had this conversation.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

__A pyre; flown home on this breeze, ashes to ashes.
__I guess, then, I'm a deviant... cremation has become my choice.

4:00 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Continuing my "chilly"-serie:

Freezing --
warm smoke
from the crematorium

1:08 AM  

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