Okay, this might be a little morbid… but I’ve been thinking about who should write my obit. I haven’t thought very hard about it, just mostly in that goofy silly way you think about the cool stuff in life. (Like the stuff that would be cool if it happened, for example.)
What, you think obits aren’t cool? Well how about when someone like Paul Simon writes one for ya? That’s what got this whole thing started, actually. I saw his obit of Seamus Heaney and immediately thought of who should do mine. I want my obit to be cool. Way cooler than I am. I want someone hip to make me sound like a fabulous writer and really awesome poet. (And not in the that order.)
So I started making a short list of potential candidates. These are people you would never think should write an obit for me, which means they’d be perfect.
I have absolutely nothing in common with him, but he seems like one of those musicians who is also poetic, plus he looks good for his age and having him talk about my poetry wouldn’t be a bad thing at all.
Nathan Fillion – I’m not quite cool or geeky enough to be honored with an obit from him, which would make it all the more memorable.
Maya Angelou – Because that would just be like winning the poets lottery.
Cherie, I’m not sure how but I missed this post… me, the girl who hangs out in cemeteries for fun… go figure? Anyway, now that I’ve found it… I’ve written my own obit. Yup, I have, and every now and again I take it out and update it (sort of like I am supposed to do my resume but never seem to). I’ve also got my “rememberance thingie” (you know, the hand out they have at the funeral for friends and family) designed, AND my headstone design all set up and ready to go. And I don’t plan on dying until I’m at least a hundred and ten. I think I just like the idea of having the last word…lol
I am laughing so hard. I have never heard of anyone that’s done this, but you know what? It makes sense. My grandparents got to a point where they were very concerned about all the details for their final resting place, and they arranged for everything including lunch. (Maybe they didn’t trust us to get all the details straight?)
Although I do like the thought of you having the last word!