Friday, May 20, 2005

Time For a New Question

Would it disturb you much if, upon your death, your body were simply thrown into the woods and left to rot? Why?

13 comments:

keesh said...

yes, it would bother me. I want my life to be celebrated, in all ways and that means "laying my life to rest." I know my soul will be in heaven, but my body, which i have worked hard to destroy :), should have a place to rest in peace!

and you?? :)

Anna said...

Yes, the idea does bother me. But I can't put my finger on why. Hmmm...

Jen said...

And you guys thought my DUCK story was a bummer. Geez.

Rob said...

am i naked or clothed?

Renee said...

I'm with Anna. It bothers me, but I'm not sure WHY, exactly. I'm just gonna rot in my casket anyway, right? But it still bothers me.

Sorry for the bummer, Jen. We still want your opinion.

Rob, it's up to you-- tell us how you'd feel about it if you were naked, and how you'd feel if you were clothed, ya dork :-)

Fred said...

Sorry - I don't want to explore whether Rob is naked or not. Lousy picture in my mind...

Yes it would bother me. Families and friends need a sense of closure when a loved one dies, and there wouldn't be a place where people could pay their respects.

Having a proper burial place would give them that sense of closure.

Jen said...

Actually, the thought of me "rotting" ANYWHERE really bothers me. My mind just can't comprehend it.

Renee said...

Fred, that's the best answer all night!

And as I pondered this question (all night), I also came to the conclusion that it's a "respect" thing. Even back in the days of Lonesome Dove the cowboys gave their men a "proper burial" :-) I don't know. It's just not right to throw someone in the woods for the coyotes to get at before the rotting takes place...

Sorry for the morbid question. There are actually quite a few questions in that book regarding death.

Nik said...

I would totally be pissed if I were just thrown away, I'm not garbage.
And this may have something to do with the Native American (small tiny bit) that's in me, but your soul/spirit lives on after death and you have to respect death and know that it's essentially a gateway to better things. All things, dead or alive, deserve to be respected and celebrated. It's simply a matter of respect, is all!

Jen said...

Except Ugly Bugs.

Renee said...

LOLOL! Yeah, except ugly bugs. Those fuckin things... haven't seen any yet, but I know they're coming...

Anna said...

I think I'd like to be donated to a med-school or cremated with my ashes scattered over a special place. Cemetaries take up so much space!
I want a fun or beautiful sculpture put up in a park somewhere in my honor. That would be the best way to be remembered.

LocuTus of Borg said...

I agree that just rotting away in the woods is like being thrown out as garbage. Whether you are buried, cremated or other, the funeral "process" is a celebration of life. Just simply thrown in the woods has no respect - plus it borders on the whole psychopath people that dump people in the woods or bury them in shallow graves after murdering them. Sorry for the downer :(.