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Become a Literal Ghost

Have you thought how you would be buried? Anna Marinenko designed ghost urns for the ashes of your loving departed. These are currently in the concept stages but I had to think: if I died, would I want my ashes in a urn like this? They’re cute but more like Halloween decorations than something holding the deceased. If I put someone’s ashes in this, I would be worried a live person would reach into the container for a cookie.

My ideal burial method would be no preservatives in my body in an compostable container with a tree planted on top of my grave in lieu of a gravestone. I have no idea if this is possible – especially the tree part of it. But I think it completes the circle of life, if my corpse feeds a new living thing and contributes to the world even after I’ve passed.

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