Final Rite of Passage

Notice how these discussion topics relate to the real world; disasters and accidents dominate our news. Our preparedness considers those who will be responsible to carry out our final wishes for unexpected deaths or tragic events.This week, you are to write your wishes, from your cultural/spiritual perspective, as to how you want your death from your cultural perspective acknowledged. Funeral, memorial service, celebration, music, eulogy, where – outside beautiful setting, or cremation with a small service in the home at a later time, or other arrangement. What would be the most meaningful to you now as you foresee this event? Enter your arrangements for your final rite of passage and make copies and give to those who will follow.Make this assignment real: who would participate; what favorite music would you want; the eulogy, family members or friends who would give farewell comments, pallbearers: if you are to be viewed, how would you want that; if cremated, what about disposition of the remains; any written words from you that you would want read? What would you want emphasized about your life – this is especially important and is more personal and informal than the obituary.Write your response as a smooth flowing essay with details. You have likely thought about this, so now put this last part of your final affairs in order.Background: How you feel about planning your final rite. Who will be responsible for carrying out/managing details.The Body: Viewing, CremationLocation and Service: Wake/Viewing, Funeral Service, Memorial Service, where interred or otherThe Event: Eulogies, Music, etc.Post Service Gathering: Invitees, Reception, LocationIf you choose to have no final event, then respond accordingly and give reasons for your choice; rationale/logic, any family issues or personal issues (that you are comfortable to share). Then reflect and comment on how others, family or those in intimate relationships, might be affected if there is no final arrangement for closure. You may give your views on any final service you have previously attended, positive or otherwise, and how that may have influenced your decision. (This discussion must be substantial).As always, provide a quality response to at least one peer.This topic of 4 or more paragraphs is


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