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Monday, April 15, 2019

Your Dying Spouse 606 - Cremation

When I die they're gonna torch me;
this I've asked, and this I know.
But yes,  I will ask the courtesy
of their playing 'Disco Inferno'.
I want to imagine grim-faced techs
dancing to the joyous tune
and it's not often one selects
the ambience of the burning room.
Let's think back to polyester,
Donna Summer, and gold chains
and not allow sorrow to fester
while we flame the sad remains.
In dying, to heaven I will have awoke,
so let's put laughter in the smoke.

And there can be no other musical accompaniment but this:

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  1. ... and for an encore, do want your ashes to be shot from a rocket on the 4th of July? :) How poetic that would be...because, MAN! Andrew, Your life really IS a beautiful firework. oooooh, aaaaah.

    1. Jane, shot from a rocket would be GREAT!!!!

      I am so honoured by your words...and you are in our prayers.

  2. just direct all your prayers toward Brandon... that would be great... and if you see him in heaven, let him know I have forgiven him.

  3. The two of you totally rock.

  4. (((((Andrew)))))

    Gentle warm cyber-hugs!

    Annie in Texas

    1. ((((((Annie!))))))

      Hugs are MUCH appreciated.

  5. I have been trying to think of something slightly snarky, but I'm not good at snark on the fly. I will cry a few tears just for the missing of you. But everything else will be a massive celebration that you are in heaven in no more pain. Sending you prayers and gentle hugs on this side of the veil.

    1. Oh, Jeanne...'snark on the fly'!

      I'm so grateful for these kind and loving words, and especially for your prayers.

      I'm glad you are my friend.

  6. I love your fighting spirit and unrelenting humor, Andrew! Know that you're being prayed for and cared about! Hugs to you, my friend ... one that's so far way it won't hurt! ;-)

    1. Beth, thank you so much...the prayers and hugs are VERY appreciated.

  7. I'm late to the game of knowing you (but I have gone back and read every single post!), but even though I've known you such a short time and we've never met, I can't imagine the moment when that possibility is gone. For now, I still have the idea that one day I'll meet you and Barbara.