Monday, April 16, 2007

Farewell Roses

My partner's beloved Grandfather died recently and according to his last wish he was buried in an urn in an anonymous grave... which actually is on a beautiful green meadow within a large Berlin cemetery. The relatives' roses thrown into the freshly shoveled grave made the ceremony somehow more touching than a pompous funeral would have been- the beautiful red flowers in the dry brown earth seemed a sad sight, but appropriate, as he was a wonderful old man who was always very humble and loved the simple things.


  1. wow.. why anonymous..

    how poetic..

  2. lirun: I think he wanted to save his wife from spending a fortune on a grave and gravestone, which in germany is really expensive. his wish was that grandma would rather spend her money on traveling and living a comfortable life after his departure.