Friday, February 10, 2012

You can't spell Funeral without 'FUN'

Today's link up for Edenland's Fresh Neigh Neighs Brigade is a discussion on funeral songs.

Edenland's Fresh Horses Brigade

I haven't attended many funerals in my life (furiously knocking on wood), other than grandmothers and uncles and what not. I have been fortunate, and I am more than aware and grateful. My mother works in a nursing home so she goes to a funeral every other week. I really don't know how she does it, and more so how it doesn't eat away at her compassion. She amazes me constantly. 

Death has a weird affect on me. I am fascinated, terrified and obsessed. Recently an old uni friend lost her husband to suicide and it had me in a tail spin of research and reading stories and sobbing over remembrance facebook pages. My husband gets his undies in a bunch if I try and share a sad story with him; he prefers to bury his head in the sand when it comes to tragedy and it worries me that one day someone close to him will die and he'll just explode. I think that if I face all this horror that exists in the world maybe I'll be spared, or at the very least prepared. Probs not, I seriously doubt my ability to handle a crisis considering my life has been such a garden of roses. 

I have thought about my funeral a lot. I have had heavy periods of depression where I've planned it and written my own eulogy (yagoogley) in my head. Songs change up a fair bit depending on the circumstance, but I have always envisioned it to be really sad. I know it's selfish, but I want a grey day with everyone in black. Followed by a rip-snorting party where everyone gets shitfaced and has fights followed by hugs and laughs about how amazing I was. For now I'll have to work on being amazing so I leave a legacy worth remembering behind. 

Possible Funeral Song 1.

Possible Funeral Song 2.

To be honest, all of what I just said is untrue. I really hope that when I die the people I leave behind remember that I spent my life trying to be a good person, and that I really loved everyone. I hope they realise that my body is just going to become part of the earth and that it is completely unnecessary to spend time and money on what happens to it: bury me in a box or cremate me and throw my ashes out to sea, whatever - I don't care and nor should they! All I really want in my life is to raise my kids to be good people who treat each other how they want to be treated.

The end!


  1. To love well is our best work. I'm sure you'll be remembered for that.

  2. I would have played song choice number 2 but I would have been sobbing into my keyboard and possibly electrocuting myself. Needless to say, the choices are fab ;-)

  3. Great song choices. My mum also works in aged care, she takes it pretty hard when a special "oldie" as she calls them dies. I don't know how she does it either.

  4. Your 1st two choices are my favourite of the three. Haven't heard 'the end' in ages

  5. Shane does that too- completely buries his head in the sand. I think it's a guy thing. I love choice number 3 :) And I hope I don't have to go to your funeral for a very long time!

  6. Oh, I love your choices! The End would be so bloody fitting, I haven't heard that for years.

    Thanks so much for linking up, Amy xx