Learning To Love You More




Assignment #51
Describe what to do with your body when you die.

Arian Brumby
Austin, Texas USA



When I die, I ask just a few things. I would like to be put in a pretty dress. It can be a bit ridiculous, something fun, something bright, something that will distract from the possible sadness of the day. Get a boat, whoever wishes to come can, so you'll have to figure out what size boat to get, I have no idea how many people will come. Sail far out into the ocean, preferably around sunset. Let it be a calm day on the water. As we are sailing out please play some of my favorite music. A good choice at the moment seems Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. At the albums end please place whatever sort of board or box you have chosen to put me in/lay me on into the water. I'd rather not be burned like a Viking; I'd love to just float away til something overturns me. Because of this, it probably would be best if you tied some sort of weights to me so that I sink. I wouldn't want to wash up and frighten anyone. Once I have sunk I will be in the dark waters with some of the most magical creatures imaginable, and though I may not be as tasty as whatever fish they normally eat, perhaps my body will be of some nourishment to them.