This week’s Monday Mission.
1. When you do die, would you like to be able to watch your funeral?
Not sure. If it’s a depressing thing with everyone depressed and sobbing and everything, probably not.
2. What type of funeral would you plan for yourself?
Upbeat! Weird! Off-kilter! I want rock music playing and people talking about how weird I was.
3. When did you first realize that life was so fragile?
I don’t remember. I try not to think about it, because it makes me feel scared and sad and translucent.
4. Of the people you’ve known personally who have passed away, what sort of legacy, impact, mark or achievement did they leave behind?
I haven’t known that many people who died, actually. My grandpa passed away while I was at Stanford, but I never got to know him as well as I would have liked. He was one of those genius/madmen types, brilliant but a bit nuts. He certainly passed on his obsessive/bipolar genes as well as his competitiveness.
5. Do you think there is an “appropriate” way to dress for attending a funeral? Or is it even important?
I think it’s important to dress as though you thought about where you were going that day. To wear either mourning colors or the articles of clothing you know the deceased loved.
6. What are some of the more memorable songs you’ve heard played at funerals?
I’ve actually never been to a funeral.
7. Do you have any favorite foods that only one relative made, and the recipe died with them?
BONUS: Is it true, all of those things that they say about you?
No. Most of them are, but not all. :)