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Bleck Cra
2008-01-04 17:21:22
ON DEAD MAN'S LAND
Volsung, sadly I think I agree with you. I say “sadly” because I suppose when speaking of the dead, one should be “sad”. The solution eludes me but I am less sad about that…., because I think it should. There is no more desperate affect on people than the loss of a friend or relative (although there certainly can be exceptions – some of which I myself am looking forward to) and the vote has to go with them. I don’t like these memorials because they jar with what I confidently call “my environment”. But how does that compare with death? Not well, I am afraid – and so plastic flowers and cheesy epitaphs adorn the roadsides, weary plaques and tattered mementos pepper the hills. But we greatly exaggerate – there are half a dozen of them across the Mournes main routes and were there two dozen would it be more painful for us than their architects? Alas and uncomfortably I think we have to put it in perspective (although of course I understand the inference, that an inch soon becomes a mile) and buy into it as best we can. Is it litter? No. Is it offensive? No .Is it a bad thing? On balance, a guarded No. My own Da, post the pyre, was launched out into the golf course he inhabited when alive, to inhabit it when dead. It is what he (but not the golf course) would have wanted – so his mates spread him around under cover of darkness – they all, in flesh and spirit, had a ball. For the moment, I am going to go with the dead people – although hopefully not immediately.
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