There is one last song I want to have played when my ashes are scattered. It’s not that I just added this to the list because it is actually the second song I’d decided on several years ago. It’s by the a capella group Sweet Honey In The Rock. I’ve presented some of their videos on this blog previously. Of course all these songs have a message in the lyrics. My way of saying “goodbye.”
Closing The Thread
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Nice song. Planning on it being played soon?
Hopefully, no, but one never knows. The saying that someone “died suddenly” is strange when you think of it. ALL death is sudden. It happens between one breath and another.
To go along with the phrase “died suddenly”, I’m rather fond of the question, “What would you do if you knew you were doing to die?”
Hmmmm… I didn’t realize there was an option. I should pay more attention.
My mom was 101 and it seemed sudden. Go figure. For mom’s memorial next week I decided on four songs for her DVD I created: Moonlight Serenade, by Glenn Miller, the 2nd Waltz, arr. Andre Rieu, The Promise, by Tracy Chapman and Morning has Broken, by the The Irish Tenors. Sure to bring on the tears.
I’m not quite sure what an appropriate response to this should be. I know that “have a good time” seems flippant and uncaring, but it shouldn’t be. After all, you’re honoring an extraordinary lifetime of one hundred and one years. Funerals and memorial services are for the living, not the dead. As Thomas Lynch in his book said, “The dead don’t care.” I can’t recommend the book highly enough.
I don’t remember where I came across this quote but it’s stuck with me for years…”All death is sudden. It happens between one breath and another.”