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Q&A: Death and Dying in the Modern Age-Elizabeth Blitzer

Q&A: Death and Dying in the Modern Age-Elizabeth Blitzer

Elizabeth Blitzer

Publicist

NYC

How old do you want to live to be?
I want to be really old—happy to make it to 100!!

Do you have a fantasy funeral?
I actually don’t…do people have fantasy funerals???

What scares you the most about dying?
I can barely talk about it, but everything???

What would your 3 pieces of wisdom be for the those left behind?
1. Have a big dream...like something that is the pie in the sky. 

2. Have a medium dream…like something you can definitely achieve…and achieve early enough to enjoy it. 

3. Have friends and family that can share in the fruits of your big and medium dreams.

If you had a destination funeral where would it be?
Baton Rouge, Louisiana—where I was born and raised.

Where would you want your ashes spread?
Some in my parents’ backyard in Louisiana and a few places in New York that make up a very small trifecta of my whole life! 

Top 5 songs to play at your funeral?
I feel like I should say something like Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin, Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac, Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters by Elton John, Everything by Barbra Streisand, Red Dirt Road by Brooks & Dunn

Open casket wake? Burial? Cremation?
Cremation

If you could live forever, would you want to?
Anywhere where my family is

Where do you think you go once you die?
I hope it's somewhere on a soft cloud where calories don’t count.

If there is a heaven who are 3 people you would like to hang out with there?
I have to be with my family, so I just have to start there…

Do you believe in ghosts?
Ghosts is a strong word.  I totally think there are spirits and energies—semantics.

If reincarnation is real what do you want to come back as?
Someone who can sing AND play piano.

What are three words you hope people use to describe you when you are gone?
I’m a work in progress, and I want to do better every day so I guess time will tell!

Biggest regret in life?
I have lots of little regrets