do you ever wonder what your funeral will be like?
who will be there? what will they say?
will they get the facts about your life correct?
death has never really been a big deal for me. perhaps that is easier to say because i have never lost anyone especially close to me, but in the big picture, it really isn't that bad. the afterlife is really a pretty good place, and, although it is quite sad and hard that we most likely won't see those we love for the rest our mortal sojourn, we will see them again, and that will be pretty awesome.
for those reasons and more, i really don't want my funeral to be a sad event. i'm sure it will, as is natural, but i would really like it to be more of a hawaiian themed gathering. maybe that's not the best choice, since a scandinavian-minnesotan is roughly the antithesis of polynesia, but i really like the idea of people wearing hawaiian shirts to my funeral.
i would like there to be a dance, karaoke, and people sharing stories about the funny or dumb things that i did. laughter is a much better way to say goodbye, rather than somber pyre with heads bowed as if my life were some sort of tragedy. i would much rather everyone getting excited about the whole thing:
'are you going to jeff's funeral?'
'yeah, everybody's coming; it's going to be awesome!'
who could ask for more?