Learning To Love You More




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

Elizabeth Smith
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA



My body will be donated to science, and afterwards, my remains will be cremated. Seal my remains in a biodegradable earth-friendly container. Get everyone to sign it, kind of like a yearbook. Throw a good-bye party in my backyard . Serve my favorites: beer, hard-shell crabs, corn on the cob, and greens. Everything but the beer and greens should be generously dusted with Old Bay seasoning and drowning in butter. I want you all to feel your lips tingling. Bring a change of clothes or a large bib - it gets delightfully messy. Eat until you're ready to burst. Dance to good music. I live to the fullest and I want you to feel how I feel nearly every day.
To my kids: take the container of my ashes and take a trip to the land of my birth: Alaska.
Go to the place of my first memory: Eklutna, and bury me in a nice spot among the Russian Orthodox graves. Plant some forget-me-nots and set a marker that says simply: So it goes. Take lots of photos. It's beautiful there.
Try to visit Denali. That's where my father will be.
Afterwards, go have a great dinner and drink delicious wine. Remember to always take care of yourselves and those that matter to you.
That is all. :)