I don't plan on exiting for a number of years. But while it's on my mind, I've decided to add one, final, personal request to my will. I don't want to be directing my funeral from the grave, my family can really do what they want--whatever helps bring them solace. Bury me and plop a headstone down to acknowledge I was here, I don't need anything fancy.
But the one thing I do ask, is that somewhere along the process, as part of remembering me, my friends and family rent a dance floor, haul it to the cemetery, plop it down next to my gravesite, crank up the music, and sing "Twist and Shout" along with the Beatles...
"Well, shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C'mon C'mon, C'mon, C'mon, baby, now (Come on baby)
Come on and work it on out (Work it on out)"
...and of course everyone is doing the twist.
I'm sure it would be a head-turning sight at the cemetery, maybe even a first. My hope is that mourners would be smiling and laughing, while they're singing and twisting, remembering crazy, unpredictable me. I can't think of a better way to celebrate my life, because I experience the best part of life when I let myself go, and I dive into uninhibited, crazy, silly fun...
...and of course--there will be bubbles.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read (and twist) with friends.
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