Respect After Death
I am with family in Hawaii celebrating the life of my uncle who past away a few days ago. My mother had two brothers, my uncle Fernando was MIA in the Korean Conflict. Her other brother, my uncle Alex was a popular musician in the Big Island of Hawaii.
This morning my cousin Charlotte prepared his flowers. Aroma of the huge floral sprays and arrangements circulated the workroom in her garage. As I watched cousin Charlotte said, "these flowers are not for the dead, they are for the living". It's a way to show respect to the family for the loss of a loved one. As we respect life, respect death.
Respect for the family after death, do it frequently.
My uncle Alex was graced with a beautiful voice, one who serenaded thousands of people in Hawaii with his Puerto Rican music. He will be missed but will not be forgotten.