My mother was telling me a story of how an elderly man placed a rose next to his deceased wives head and a teddy on her chest with her arms crossed over it, cuddling it, to comfort her on the ride to the funeral home. It made me think of how I would like to be arranged (‘arrange’ makes it sound like you’re a fruit bowl, but I can think of no better way to describe it.)
If I was to die young, I would request that my iPod be placed in my pocket, playing my favourite tunes into the earphones plugged in my ears, and my Xbox controller on my chest with my arms crossed.
I don’t believe in heaven or an afterlife, since I’m scientifically minded, but if there is an afterlife I would like to have those two things with me. Because in heaven Elvis would totally be hogging the Xbox controllers to play Dead or Alive Xtreme while mumbling “bouncy bouncy” every five minutes.