How old do you want to live to be?
99 sounds good to me, 100 would be excessive
Do you have a fantasy funeral?
I didn’t until now. I spent the last week really thinking about and came up with something great I’m excited about.
What scares you the most about dying?
Hurting the people I love
What would your 3 pieces of wisdom be
for those left behind?
Do beautiful things and don’t tell anyone about it, like reading poetry in the park by yourself or watching the moon set into the ocean. It can never be taken from you.
Try your best, it’s always been enough.
Learn to read vibes, what’s right or necessary in one situation might be completely inappropriate in another although most often it will be a matter of proportions.
If you had a destination funeral where would it be?
Open casket wake? Burial? Cremation?
If cremation, where would you want your ashes spread?
Mixed in the soil of my yard's flower garden
Top 5 songs to play at your funeral:
(In no particular order)
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song/The Boys are
Back in Town (*Live and Dangerous)
Polaris - Hey Sandy
Pink Floyd - Fat Old Sun
Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Claude Debussy - La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
If you could live forever, would you want to?
Absolutely, I imagine it would eventually become a lonely existence but if someone had to do it I think I would be the right person for the job.
Where do you think you go once you die?
Oh man! I’m writing a song about that right now titled “One last ride to that big truck stop in the sky” (working title)
If there is a heaven who are 3 people you would like to hang out with?
Both my Grandmothers and my Godmother
Do you believe in ghosts?
If reincarnation is real what do you want to come back as?
Anything that lives towards the bottom of the Mariana Trench
What are three words you hope people use to describe you when you are gone?
Resilient, compassionate, loving
It’s important to state that these are ideals, I don’t know if can say I now or ever will fully embody these virtues but it’s important to try. We should always try.
What is your biggest regret in life?
Giving up Violin in the 5th grade
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