Do you really want to leave a decision that big up to someone else?
The thing about life is that it will come to an end for absolutely everyone on Earth. Death is inevitable. You may believe that your soul will last for eternity elsewhere or that you’ll perhaps be reincarnated into a new fleshy body. Regardless, your previous vessel will cease life, and it needs to be dealt with. Some people bury their dead, others burn it into ashes, and some even mix those ashes into objects that can be used by their loved ones for years to come.
For those of us who will be buried or will have an epitaph written on something, the words that we choose to define our entire lives are of extreme importance. We have to choose our immortal words based upon what will fit on a tombstone or a placard. The famed playwright William Shakespeare chose the words:
“Good Friends, for Jesus’ sake forbear,
To dig the bones enclosed here!
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones.”
So what do you plan to have written on your tombstone?
My town’s cemetery is right next to the high school, and kids hang out there to ditch class a lot, so I used to joke that I’d have my epitaph say “GO BACK TO CLASS OR ELSE” to freak out the stoned teenagers hanging out on my plot. (calliope720)
Lie A Little
“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” Because the best storytellers know how to embroider and illustrate the goings on. (PerniciousB*stard)
“Not appreciating my puns when i was still alive was a grave mistake”
I really like puns. (KimtheHuman)
You’re only digging yourself deeper (UnctuousObliquity)
Sorry, you’ll have to speak up. I’m death. (Greyclocks)