Thursday, August 04, 2011

Busy, better, beach

Busy week.  People keep dying.  Ugh.

Sometimes, in the oddity of the work I do, I deal with the dead.  And there is an added oddity of dealing with a cemetery.  Yes.  I know more about burying the dead than you'd want to know.  'Tis true.  Today, I was helping dress the dead, (in a special outfit peculiar to his office.  New one for me). The deceased was a dear colleague, and it was an honor.  Just never know what the day will bring.

Anyway, this Saturday, after ceremonies involving all of the above, I'm off to the beach.  Some "clients" of mine have a place at the beach they lend us for a time in the summer.  My children and their mom are there now, and I'll go down on Saturday (while mom drives back).  This arrangement has worked well for us.  The profile picture is of me, on said beach, last summer (or maybe two years ago).  I'll see if I can get a new shot this year.

I've noticed:  Blogs with photographic backgrounds load slowly, and do not scroll easily. Is it just my computer?  or what?



soultwist said...

I enjoy reading your blog. I hope you have a well deserved vacation and a great time with your kids!

Butterfly Mage said...

I think funerals are important. Obviously, the spirit of the deceased is no longer present, but the ability to reach some level of closure is important to family and loved ones.

Depending on your religious outlook, the spirit of the deceased may go to a specific place or may be reincarnated here on Earth. Either way, the separation is hard on the ones still here. But it is good to have a chance to remember the person who has passed on.

In Wicca, we have a holiday (Samhain) dedicated to remembering the dead. Death is just one phase in the ongoing cycle of life.

Ice John's World said...

Have a nice time with your kids on the beach!

Cubby said...

Please don't think I'm weird (or any weirder than you already do), but I think that cemetery looks very peaceful.

Mind Of Mine said...

I don't want to be buried, I want to be cremated. Part of the reason is that my family or loved ones at the time don't have to worry about caskets and what I shall wear and more importantly pay for it.

mcpersonalspace54 said...

I just stumbled upon your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

dave said...

glad to see that you are still blogging and weaving your wonderful story of new beginnings..the house looks great and nice that you will be able to have the kids visit..glad you are feeling better also...would love to hear from you..drop a note sometime