At brunch yesterday the topic of burial instructions came up, and I was surprised to discover that Jackie didn’t remember that I’d already documented my wishes for dealing with my remains. The gist of my instructions is that (although I’d urge her to be guided by frugality) she should do whatever she wants. However, I did add this proviso:
4. If there’s no good reason to prefer one thing over another for reasons of convenience or cost, I’d really like to have my body eaten by vultures.
Sadly, I’ve seen no move toward making sky burial socially acceptable in the United States.