Tuesday, February 5, 2008

My funeral...

I recently went to a funeral viewing. Whenever I attend a service for the deceased I ponder how I’d want my own final arrangements to proceed. I have blogged here about what a traditional Italian funeral viewing is like. Not my idea of fun. Way too quiet.

I want people to talk. To share what they liked about me. Or didn’t like about me. I want people to get up and say that they thought I was a totally cool babe, or, a completely psychotic bitch. I want my secret lovers to profess their everlasting devotion. I want my enemies to come up and spit on my coffin. I want my friends to tell stories of drunken nights. I want my family to recount tales of scraped knees, book reports and high school awards.

I want all the unsaid words to finally be said. I want people to walk away feeling that when my body is lowered into the ground, that they’ve made their peace with me, in whatever way they needed to. I want them to know that whatever it was that tied us together, good, bad or otherwise, it can now be released into the ether and that, in the end, we are all free.

Shit, this sounds like some party. Are you busy?

tall penguin

3 comments:

heart2heart said...

I'll be there sis, but let's not make it anytime soon, k? :)

peacenow said...

I hear everything you're saying, read every word. I feel a connection with that life within you like we are one. I like this feeling. If we can make this kind of connection with the whole world, Eckhart Tolle has got it right, Heaven is already on Earth now and it's in our consciousness.

A couple of things you described, I felt the same with my own feelings that pop up now and then with my current relationship I am in.

Thank you for sharing in this blog.

LynneHC

Anonymous said...

"I want my enemies to come up and spit on my coffin."

Now that is funny!