Friday, July 16, 2010

in loving memory...

...or: please plant me a tree.

A while back, I noticed a sticker on the back window of a car: "In loving memory of [the person's name was here]."

I understand the sentiment. I understand that the driver, or whoever placed the sticker on the window, wants to remember her or his loved one and wants to share that memory.

However, I've asked Cardo to plant a tree in my memory. I don't want to be remembered on a car. To me, and I know this isn't an original thought, a tree represents life; a car seems to represent the opposite -- especially a car (like ours) that is fueled by lots and lots of gasoline.