Out of the Blue

MrsBlue and I are now in the land of 14,000 lakes. There were no setbacks or issues, but with a couple of hours laid-over in Detroit this was basically an all day journey. But as I say, it went pretty smoothly, and we arrived safe and sound, so it all worked out fine. We're still rushing about, as the funeral is pretty early today. There are other obligations lined up after that, this may well be another one-update day, but I expect things to be much more normal by tomorrow.

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Never ceases to amaze me how whirlwind fast funerals occur. It's like by the time you're feeling the full impact of the shock the viewing is that day then the funeral the following. For something so heavily ritualistic and important you'd think there would be much more time involved. It's like let's just get this done and out of the way ASAP.

I'd really like to get to Varanasi one of these days.

The Pyres of Varanasi: Breaking the Cycle of Death and Rebirth

When you step off a wooden boat onto the banks of the burning ghat in the oldest of India’s cities and you weave through a maze of funeral pyres hissing, steaming, and spitting orange embers into an inky night and you feel the metronome clang of bells vibrating inside your chest and a wave of furnace-like heat consuming everything in its reach, you realize how removed you truly are from the ritual of death.

And yet it wasn't all that long ago we deeply connected to it. I've always felt this is a major reason why society is so off kilter these days.
Morty: You sold a gun to a murderer so you could play video games?
Rick: Yeah, sure, I mean, if you spend all day shuffling words around, you can make anything sound bad, Morty.
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