When we die…

When we die, the weight of our ashes will roughly equates to how much we weighed when were were brought into this world. It’s funny because after the ashes are scattered and we become a part of nature as fertilizer, we’re back to being basically nothing in this big big world. Physically anyway. A full circle?

References:
http://www.rukfuneralhome.com/qa/cremationfaqs –> Average weight of ashes (without urn) = 4-5 pounds http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1281/mainpageS1281P0.html –> Average weight of newborn= ~7 pounds

Post inspired by:
http://therumpus.net/2013/05/improvising-a-bone-graft/

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11 thoughts on “When we die…

  1. Denise says:

    That’s an interesting thing, about the equal weights. I think of it as a peak and then tapering back off, rather than a full circle. Cos in our last years sometimes we go back to being dependent upon others.

  2. Maria M says:

    Sad post, too sad for me, given recent events. However good news is: I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The rules for the award are to thank the person who nominated you, link back to their blog and nominate 15 bloggers who are worthy to be classified as versatile bloggers.

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