Thursday, 6 October 2011

Funeral Attire....

Ok so the title sounds morbid and I guess it kind of is.

But I was driving past a funeral the other day and my first thought was the obvious: "oh that is sad, I feel for the person that has lost their life and for their loved ones".

A sea of tailored black suits and dresses, skirts and shirts, ironed and starched.

Shiny patent leather shoes. Clicking and clacking.

Hats tipped to hide the welling eyes.

Quivering lipstick.

Then all of a sudden I had the strange random thought "I do not want people to get dolled up for my funeral!!".

The idea actually pee's me off a little, that people spend all this time and effort getting into a fancy outfit, get all made up, and basically look amazing, to farewell a person who has passed away. How does that honour them? How does looking amazing at a funeral really do the 'guest of honour' justice?

Seriously I would love everyone to just rock up in their pyjamas (and no not some fancy pants Peter Alexander number or a Victoria's Secret get up). I am talking just get out of bed and head to my funeral, with bed hair and all. Morning breath optional.

I don't want anyone posing with a handkerchief.

I don't want any smear of make-up on anyone.

Because when it comes to love and when it comes to grieving, neither needs to be 'dressed up'. The heart and the soul will provide the aesthetics.

How would you like everyone to dress at your funeral? Just something random to ponder....


Gemma @ My Big Nutshell said...

oh Yeran you are so nice and thoughtful!

I want my funeral to be a huge production of awesomeness and everyone better get dressed up in their best clothes and highest heels and reddest lips. There will need to be a huge wake and at the wake everyone will have to come dressed up as ME from some point in my life of absurdity! Everyone better laugh and have a good time because I am totally convinced that when I die it will be from spontaneous human combustion out of anger and I will sit high in heaven and scream down with the beating sun and say I TOLD YOU SO!

Stranger Than Fiction aka Yeran said...

LMAO Gemma!!! That cracked me up big time!!
I love the idea of the theme being YOU ;-)
My issue is that I want my corpse to be the best dressed thing there ;-D and everyone else can look like shite bahahahaha.
I also wanted a huge party for a wake when I had pondered this years ago, but now I realise I won't be able to piss up with everyone :-( so if I can't, nobody can!!!! lol

SaraMG said...

to honour me, they should all dress like I always do: jeans and black t-shirt and comfy shoes!

Haven't thought about the other details yet ;)

Stranger Than Fiction aka Yeran said...

ooh Sara I do love a good pair of jeans and a black tee! I'm liking that funeral attire :-)