Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Day 2616 - Where will your final resting place be?

A view to die for.

Yesterday's thinking chair 
There is a lot of prime real estate on our planet. Places I can only ever dream of owning with views so magnificent I am mesmerised by the beauty.



The value of a view, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, but most have a real estate value based on location popularity.

There's much you can do with a view.

You can park your car with a view, build a house with a view, visit a restaurant with a view, book a holiday with a view, walk with a view, sit with a view and host a party with a view.

You can woo with a view (which could lead to a screw with a view), go to the loo with a view (and possibly poo with a view), eat stew with a view and drink a brew with a view.   Dairy farmers might hear a moo with a view and the Aussie bush might house a roo with a view.  If you head to Taronga you'll find a zoo with a view.

Dr Seussisms aside, you can even find a view worth dying for.



Yesterday as the model daughter did her thing at Bronte Beach I went for a wander along the cliff tops and found Waverley Cemetery.  If ever there was a view worth dying for, this is it.

Opened in 1877 it's known for its amazing Victorian and Edwardian monuments.  But beyond that it's known for its view.

A view for all eternity.



As morbid as this might sound, it got me to thinking about where I'd like to be buried.  As I wandered along the paths looking at the graves on this prime piece of real estate, I wondered where the hell my body would be put to rest.

What will my view be?

Suddenly the cemetery near my home in Canberra-ville doesn't cut it anymore.  For the simple reason that there is no view.

As I sat on a park bench writing in my "big book of ideas"overlooking the sandstone cliffs and the Pacific Ocean  I decided I needed more for my decomposing body than just a patch of grass.

I need a view.  Even if only to whack a memorial plaque on a park bench with my name on it overlooking the ocean to inspire other writers to sit and let their creativity flow.



I'm not sure where I'm going to find this view and I guess once I'm dead I won't be around to care, but the idea of being parked in a spot with such incredible beauty appeals to me.

Have you thought about your final resting place?

Where will you spend eternity?

Does it have a view?


21 comments :

  1. I'm all for giving my body to science, so I think you get nothing back but a little plaque saying thanks. That will no doubt end up in the bin, as it's not really anything is it, so I might ask for that part not to happen (just more junk on the planet). So hopefully my kids will carry a bit of me in their heart and memories - and let's face it, my digital footprint will be still here as no one will be able to remember all the passwords to shut them down...That cemetary is quite amazing.

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    1. I'll donate a few bits and pieces, but I'd like to be laying down somewhere I think for the final rest.

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  2. My final resting place will be a plaque in memorial near my family (I hope). I quite like the idea of cremation and ashes scattered to sea - I'm listed as organ donor so hoping there won't be too much of me left.

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    1. Being scattered at sea would be cool. Or perhaps near the sea (because of my fear of sharks)

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  3. Waverley Cemetery is one of my favourite places, I think it's stunning. I'm going to be in Rookwood, though, with my Mum and Nan. Another one well worth a trek through.

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    1. My aunt is in Rookwood. It's another amazing cemetery.

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  4. Love Waverley Cemetery! My Great Grandmother is buried there... I used to live just around the corner, in Bronte. Such a pretty area :) x

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    1. Awww, I could have visited your Great Grandma. Bronte is gorgeous.

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  5. No thoughts at all to it a body resting place. Those 'decompose into a tree' things are lovely ideas though.
    Also, I've used the bathroom at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Just saying :)

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  6. Not having a place or space where my remains will be. Learned from having those with grandparents that when you move no-one visits and I remember people anyway. My dad started what I think will be what me and B do. When Mum died, he got her ashes and spread them within pots to which he added her favourite flowers. They stayed that way for around 5 years. When dad moved, he took one with him. Mum is in his and our memories and we don't need a place as I said. I haven't spoken with Dad about his wishes..and probably won't, but between my bro and me, I am thinking Manly Beach, in the water...somewhere will be dad's final resting place...definitely not throwing them out tho for them to land back on us!!! D xx

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  7. I've never even thought about it but I guess it's something I should think about. I'm too busy living to think about where I want my body to be laid to rest. I think we have to put thought into where our spirit will go. I much prefer to think about that than to think about where my body will be. Having said that I have put my body up for organ donation. x

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    1. I feel as though my spirit may hover where my body is. It probably won't, but what if it does?

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  8. What a beautiful cemetery. It's not something I've given a lot of thought to. I know I want to donate my organs, and from there I think I'd rather be cremated than buried.

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    1. I'm scared of being burnt alive. Although buried alive wouldn't be that much fun either I guess.

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  9. These days it seems 99% of people opt for cremation - so I guess I figured that would be what ends up happening to me.

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    1. I think my hubby wants cremation. I just can't do the whole burning thing. I should I suppose ... but the thought of it ...

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  10. I think about these things too!! I LOVE VIEWS!! Ever since I was little travelling up the Perth hills, looking back at the Perth lights. Currently (let's hope it's years and years away) the same town I live looks out onto a dried up salt crusted lake or with family members right near the airport watching the planes come in. I always thought that would be lovely but an ocean view like this would be divine wouldn't it!! So dreamy and peaceful :) #teamIBOT

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