Tuesday, September 2, 2008
when i die (i'm serious)
we were given the ability to create our advanced directives in class the other day. i loved it. i guess because i am okay with my death, i figure i won't have to deal with it. :)
but i had to think of what i wanted done once i actually died. i knew i wanted to be cremated, but what to do with the ashes?
i knew almost instantly.
i want them spread in elliot bay. I love Seattle with everything in me, it breathes life into me when I am there. It feels like home, it feels like me. I see the Seattle skyline and I am breathless. I love going home and hoping on a ferry ride by myself, a lot of the time I'll take the ferry to Bremerton just for the ride and then I turn around and head back. There is something so divine and heavenly being surrounded by mountains and water and polar fleece. I LOVE the pacific northwest. oh how i love you with every part of my soul.
so please take my remains on a ferry and dump them once you get a good view of seattle. let my body rest in my favorite perch in the world and then get scattered wherever the ocean may take me.
And if you can. If i have that kind of cashola... add a mermaid fountain to children's hospital and dedicate it to me. but make it a quiet area... with room to breathe and just be... to be quite amidst all of the medical and emotional storms that take over people's lives...