Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Unto dust thou shalt return, if thou desirest.
Yesterday's Globe featured a story about "green burials," an idea that brings the Ash Wednesday sentiment, Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return, into contemporary environmental-mindedness: "No embalming, coffin, or headstone. All natural." Says an advocate of the practice, "To me, the idea that I could become worm food is an honor." As unappealing as I find the thought of my own death, I rather like this approach to burial.
("For Some, a Casket Just Isn't Natural," Mark Pothier, Boston Globe 4.25.05)
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 26 April 2005 at 8:20 AM