I think a while back, maybe in a past blog post or a tweet, I mentioned that after I die, I want to be cremated, have my ashes put into a firework, then go out with a literal bang. I don’t know, I know I’ll be dead at the moment, but I can’t stand the thought of my body rotting away in a coffin under the ground. Blech. This is why I want to be cremated. Besides, the earth is going to run out of space to bury people anyway. Might as well leave room for people who want that.
Anyway, I still want that firework idea, but I want to raise it another level. My friends and I have been to Disneyland the past few weeks, trying to get a glimpse of the holiday fireworks show, because it’s simply amazing. (It was cancelled twice, once before it even started and the second time, mid show. Devastating, but that’s for another post.) But yeah, I love how Disney doesn’t just launch fireworks into the air for their shows, but rather creates a spectacle out of it. Timing it with music to make it that much more amazing.
I’ve always wanted to coordinate one of these shows. From choosing the music to selecting which firework goes off at what time. I think it’s amazing the feelings a really well thought out fireworks show could evoke. So, I would LOVE to create a show like this to be played after I die. Maybe after my funeral, I dunno. I’d select music that was important to me, and tell a story of the life I lived through fireworks. Then, after the big finale, one last firework would be shot up, and that would be MY firework. The one I’m in. Hopefully it would be an awesome firework. I don’t know my budget.
Anyway, this is totally out of nowhere and just a random thought. But yeah, I would love for that to be something I could realistically expect to do down the road. I think it would be perfect.
P.S. This is not the first time I’ve thought of my death and posted about it, so just want to confirm that I am NOT planning on dying any time soon. I very much intend to live my life to the fullest, and there are still so many things I want to do. I need time to do that! Anyway, I just used to think there was some sort of taboo when talking about death, but I no longer think that way. We’re all gonna die someday, and if I have thoughts about my death, I just feel like writing about it! Anywah…yeah! That’s all! =]