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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

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1 comments:

Philocrites:

August 13, 2005 10:42 AM | Permalink for this comment

See also "Eco-Friendly Burial Sites Give a Chance to Be Green Forever" (Patricia Leigh Brown, New York Times 8.13.05, reg req'd); discussed here.



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