Joined: June 2003
|Posted: Aug. 06 2007,7:31 pm
I read the obits, too, Azrael's friend, and am dismayed at all of those smarmy "Celebrations of Life" that seem to be all the rage here in the PNW. ICK! For thousands of years, people have had wakes with corpses present, and now all of a sudden people are too sensitive (wimpass) to endure the sight of a body! Sure you remember the person's life but the whole fucking purpose of a funeral is to MOURN with friends, family, and interested strangers. CRY! WAIL! Kiss the corpse! Anything but this smarmy crap!
Let me guide myself with the blue, forked torch of this flower
down the darker and darker stairs where blue is darkened on blueness
even where Persephone goes, just now, from the frosted September
to the sightless realm where darkness was awake upon the dark