Tag: funeral

I had my aunt’s funeral on Friday. She died at the age of 40 and made only two stipulations for her funeral: everyone must wear something orange, and anyone wearing pink would not be admitted. I wore an orange feather boa and painted my thumbs orange. I don’t think there are any photos of the boa — and yeah, I got some polish on the cuticle of my left thumb. You should’ve seen my right thumb though! Perfect! It was…

(There are photos in this entry! Scroll down the page, if you don’t want to read about how awesome my prints are, or how you could own your very own piece of Sebastian…) You’re probably aware by now that I’m a photographer. If you’re not, you should probably get someone to check for your pulse (or look in a mirror — if you don’t have a reflection, you’re more likely to be undead rather than dead, though). What you might…

Despite my tirade against showers in specific and personal hygiene in general, I have to admit that a lot of incredibly wise and incendiary thoughts come to me in the bathroom. Those thoughts that strike you, out of the blue, and completely change the course of your day — or entire life, in the case of some famous Greek philosophers! Once, for example, I was reaching down to soap that bit of my legs that I don’t see all that…

So I went to that memorial service today! It was lovely to see old friends, and family; the sheer number of people that turned up was immense. Hundreds and hundreds. There were some lovely eulogies given, and not much crying to be heard. A few sniffles; but lots of big grins as those that attended were dragged back through memory lane to remember the deceased. Tomorrow’s the funeral proper. I have to wear a skull cap (kippah, yarmulke). I’m a…

First, a little derivation of one of the most recognisable phrases in modern English. ‘Till death us do part’ is one of a few phrases from the Book of Common Prayer. Along with the works of Shakespeare and the King James bible, these three works form the basis of English as we know it today. I just looked up the full title, it’s one hell of a mouthful: The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other…