Crimson’s Creative Challenge #121 – Crisp’s Funeral Arrangements.

Crisp, my aged companion, had been quite pensive of late.

She said, “I’d like lots of colour at my funeral. I want to be remembered for the character I am. Don’t you think that’s a good idea?”

We agreed her funeral notice would request bright and colourful attire.

The conversation for the next hour was about the funeral. It was all a bit depressing, and I hadn’t been prepared for it. Crisp had a list of songs, most from our teenage years though her suggestion of Jim Reeves, ‘He’ll Have To Go’ reworded to ‘I’ll Have To Go’ might have taken some organising.

The one thing we agreed on was flowers. Lots of them, bright as could be, spread all around the funeral chapel.

“You’re not planning of going just yet, I hope?

“No,” she said, “far too much fun still to be had.”

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9 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #121 – Crisp’s Funeral Arrangements.

  1. Patricia says:

    Yep, funerals don’t need to be somber. Sometimes grief is expressed with smiles and laughter along with tears.

  2. Sadje says:

    Yup, talk of death is depressing for some. Most people don’t want to talk about it at all. I wonder why? It’s not like anyone is getting out of here alive!

  3. Lyn says:

    “No,” she said, “far too much fun still to be had.” Oh Crisp, you are so wise!! ❤

  4. Poignant. Colour is the order of the day for my father’s funeral too. Flowers are to be in sunrise colours, everyone must wear at least one thing bright. We’ve all had enough of black and drear

  5. And, hey, why not be prepared for a fun-filled, colorful goodbye … 😉 I mean, it is part of life to die. Not in a haste. Hopefully in longevity, in one’s own bed, peacefully and in contended sigh. But, yeah, I’m all for planning. It ain’t morbid less we make it so. Kind of …
    Well done! 🙂

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