I'm on the fence and am confused on what to do. I want to write something out in case I die as to whether I want to be cremated or buried.
For me, I hate the thought of being burned. I've had 3rd degree burns before and it hurts like hell. Some say, but you'll be dead and won't feel it. I'm not 100% convinced because how would you verify that? It's not like dead people can tell you how they feel.
I do like the idea of having my ashes spread somewhere beautiful in some type of ceremony. But, no one will have a place to visit and remember me if they want like they would if I were in a grave.
I don't like the idea of being buried and slowly rotting. And what if no one ever comes to visit? Isn't that sad? I'm thinking in a couple of hundred years, when we are out of places to bury people and there are no more of my kin around to even know who I am much less find me in a graveyard, I'll be dug up and thrown away anyhow.
I don't like the idea of my blood being drained and then being filled with embalming fluid. Plus, what if someone does something freaky to me while I'm being prepped? Again, you could say I wouldn't feel it but I'm not so sure. I haven't had a chance to ask someone who's experienced being dead for a great length of time.
Anyhow, I'm interested in what you're feeling are regarding being buried vs being cremated. Seriously, if you've thought about it would you let me know why you decided either way?