Facing the Inevitable in a Green Way

Great thoughts on green burial and some of the impacts of conventional burial.

Breise! Breise! Extra! Extra!

A Biodegradable Urn from Preventdisease.com (Picture Source: Preventdisease.com) A Biodegradable Urn from Preventdisease.com (Picture Source: Preventdisease.com)

Let’s face reality here, we all want to live  long, happy, and healthy lives. But as the great writers, John Donne (“One short sleep past, we wake eternally, / And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.), Albert Camus (“There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible.”) and Shakespeare (“Life’s but a walking shadow”) among others remind us, with each passing day we, sad as it may seem, are facing the inevitable.

One day the inevitable will happen, we will no longer cease to be, and like the parrot in the Monty Python sketch, we will be “stone dead.”

I have always found it peculiar that someone who is not physically present on this earth can still manage to take up space. When you think about…

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