Much custom involved with how to treat the dead. I can’t read hiragana. Found out months later the sign reads:
“If you trash garbage here, you are sentenced to five years’ penal servitude or
pay a fine of ten million yen under the law. Moushi Hanashiro Family”
There are no signs in Arlington dictating behavior. We were dressed down by grave police for our behavior. The self appointed monitor accused us of being disrespectful. On the contrary, this is how we honor our dead.
Big box stores have not gotten into the long box business. Around 7000+ people die everyday in the US, is that not enough of a market to interest the kings of retail? Selling caskets would be a downer, depressing the sale of premium outdoor gas grills?
What message to send off with the loved one? When this purchase comes it is not an easy day. Bypass this store, green burial is an option.
Call me old fashioned. A free opportunity in which I wasn’t willing to engage. I scurried off.
Trust. I’ll trust you. Will you trust me? Doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, why you’re here. Bring your heart-SHARE A HUG!
“In a time with so much division and fear, maybe the most revolutionary and helpful thing we can do is give each other a hug.”–The sign says
This sign in Vegas, 2011, eyes wide open.