Well, one of my late mother's requests was that she be cremated, and her ashes spread in a state park in the mountains that she was fond of visiting. Perhaps understandably, it has taken my dad a while to come to grips with the idea. But, on Sunday, we're all going to drive up there, and return her to Nature.
I'm not sure how I'm going to handle it.
I haven't really handled it before, you see. Although I got to see her the morning of the day she died, I wasn't there at the time, and I wasn't able to go to the funeral. So, although I've come to grips with the loss intellectually, I haven't really grieved ...
I guess I'll just have to see.