Reread the chapter on mourning by Lauren Winner in her book Mudhouse Sabbath. When (not if) I win the lottery, I want to learn more about the Jewish traditions and faith.
I like funerals. I do. I like being in that still, soft, not-quite-real-but-thin space that contemplating ones (mine or someone elses) life brings.
In my next life, and who knows maybe in this one, I would like to be a funeral home director. Think Six Feet Under meets The L Word meets Boys On The Side. Yeah. That's about right.
I get to do something really really cool over the next 4 days. Maybe it will get me out of my writing funk / dry spell. I love the book we have been assigned to read, How (not) to Speak of God. It is making my brain hurt, and I have to read some sentances and paragraphs more than once, but only because of its mind-blowing goodness.