Installment 24 → Make a play list to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
To whom it may concern,
If you are reading this then I've died and you are the one stuck with taking care of my final arrangements. I won't waste your time with a lot of mumbling on about stuff you probably don't care about anyway. So on to the details. First of all I want to be cremated. I would like the ashes dropped into the Mississippi River. If possible off of the Memphis Bridge. I do NOT want a "funeral". Instead I would like a Remembrance Ceremony. I do not want those I leave behind to be sad that I am gone. Death is not the end, its just the next step of our journey. I do not want ANY bible verses, or religious hymns of any kind. I am NOT Christian, I am a Wiccan. If anyone wants to say a few words they are most welcome to. Mainly I just want everyone to get together and be there for each other. I would like a few songs played, perhaps in a moment of quite reflection. Here is the list of these.
Angelo Badalamenti - Falling (Twin Peaks Theme)
+ This song always puts me at peace. Whenever I need to calm myself down this song does the trick.
Kid Rock - Only God Knows Why
+ This song reminds me that while everything happens for a reason, we are not meant to know the whole plan.
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
+ I love the sound of this man's voice. He was massively overweight as I am and I felt a strong connection to him through his music. The sheer beauty of this peace always makes me well up.
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
+ This song always makes me think of death and how great it will be to soar through the universe without restrictions, no matter how briefly, on the path to the next step in the journey.
John Denver - Leaving On A Jet Plane
+ This song is for my friends. Its to remind them that even though I'm gone Its not a sad thing. If my beliefs are correct I'll even be coming back so don't cry just smile and think of me.
Well that's about all really. Nothing fancy, nothing expensive, just a simple gathering of friends and family that want to be there. Thank you so much for handling this for me.
All the best to you and yours,
Thanks for stopping by and giving this a read. Take care of yourselves and have an awesome day!