The funeral is behind us. Why do people try to be as depressed as they possibly can at funerals? It's unfortunate that we don't celebrate at funerals. It is everyone's hope that the dead person is in a much better place... so we should celebrate, joyously! Instead people pick the most depressing music and verses from the Bible known to mankind. When I die, I hope all of my friends and family party! Play or sing songs about the love of life. Drink, smoke, laugh and dance! I promise, I'll be laughing with all of you.
A grandson of the dead man said something to me that was rather sad. I've known this young guy for many years. He was a fairly accomplished musician at one point in his life. His band released a CD that received some regional success. I asked him what he's doing these days, if he's still playing the bass. His answer was..."No, I'm stuck in life. I get up in the morning. I go to work. I come home, eat dinner and go to bed. Repeat." What a sad statement from a young man in his late twenties.
I also noticed some other odd comments from a funeral. "He's better off now." What! He's better off dead? "He was a great guy." Have you ever heard anyone say the dead guy was an asshole? Or how about, "He looks good." Huh? I'm sorry, but I've never seen a corpse that looks good. What is wrong with people. I guess death is a tough thing to talk about.
"If I die at 23, won't you bury me in the sunshine...