A Christchurch woman dying of cancer will be buried in a pink coffin decorated with pairs of breasts.
Far be it from me to comment negatively on anything that gives a dying woman comfort. If this makes her happy and helps her face the inevitable, than so be it.
It certainly shows you just how pervasive the pink ribbon culture and the idea of "awareness" is though, doesn't it? When someone puts a pink ribbon and boobs on their soon-to-be buried coffin to raise awareness for breast cancer, the idea just might have gone a teeny bit too far.
Just a bit.
No matter. I wish this woman well, and I hope that pink ribbon boob coffin sits in her living room (without her in it) for years to come.
I began to wonder how many other people design their own coffins, and so I did a quick google. I found that indeed, many people do personalize their final resting place.
So ladies, this post is for you who have metastatic cancer and who might be thinking (far) ahead to your own funerals:
|They took 'em from us in life, they can't take 'em in death. Muuuhhahahaha|
|If you are going pink, might as well go all out, don't you think? I highly suggest you wear a sparkly feather boa for the viewing. And, why not have a matching cake for the post-funeral gathering?|
|Since we are promoting awareness on coffins these days, I suggest you make folks aware of my blog by using my flower logo. But Doctor...I Hate Pink would look great painted across the side too, don't you think?|
|I hear there is a big wedding going on over the pond. Dying soon? Is there any better way to honor William and Kate? Why no, there isn't.|
|I don't know who that guy is, but I totally want to be buried with his pictures on my coffin. Better yet, throw some photos of Brad Pitt on there. I can still look, I'm married, not dead ......oh.|
|I know how some of you feel about MRIs. Why repeat the experience? They make open MRIs, why not an open casket?|
|We are, after all, in a courageous battle against breast cancer. |
Of course, if you need this, you lost.
And finally, my own personal choice:
|Feel free to give me a ring..|