Fiona had no funeral. Instead she donated her body to train a new generation of doctors.
It’s time to rewrite the Book of Common Prayer.
Most of us will be cremated when we die, so the business of reducing a body to ash has become an industrial one.
If you want to return to the elements, natural burial is the way to go.
Cremation only became legal thanks to an 84-year-old man who was nearly lynched for trying to burn the body of his infant son.
It took thousands of years before we replaced ‘earth to earth’ with ‘ashes to ashes’. Now it’s time for ‘soil to soil’.
I don’t know what Willie believed about life after death, but he did make his funeral wishes clear. “Landfill, NO bonfire!!”