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Joseph Middaugh

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If you could use your body, in the afterlife, to help revive an extinct variety of plant or tree, would you and why.

Aside form the obvious reasons to do away with our current memorial funeral process, what reasons are there not to adopt a more reasonable, affordable, longer more sustainable process. One that actually gives back to the earth and provides nutrients for the existence of a species long after you are gone.

1. Would you consider it for spiritual reasons, scientific or environmental?

2. What type of plant life or tree species would you like to support and why?

3. What region are you from? Are there endangered indigenous plant life you would like to protect?

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  • Apr 3 2013: Sometimes I feel awesome standing in front of little grasses or trees:they keep growing there silently,Once I went to a mountain forest:full of evergreen trees,wild flowers,they were growing there so vividly.It seems it doesn't any matter any passerby coming to see them or not,they keep growing there,so steadily...Sometimes I couldn't help asking them:aren't you lonely growing alone here?At that moment I felt myself a bit funny...But anyway I think when I die I still can company a tree growing up,isn't that very content?
    • Apr 3 2013: Kind response, great insight and awareness of the interconnected ness and the intricate web of life we are all part of. I once had a moment like that with the moon where I suddenly became aware of its power and connection to us and the billions of loops it has made around our earth and how it shapes our lives daily and in cycles without our awareness of its subtle pull.
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    Apr 2 2013: I don't believe in after life. But my body is made up of elements recycled from nature so that way I may have come partly from a plant or tree and may, after I go back to the elements again, form parts of a plant and tree. In fact that would be nice. :)
    • Apr 2 2013: It is a comforting thought that we may continue on in another life form on a molecular level, somewhat reassuring, knowing your (energy,chi,spirit) will continue on the way nature and the cosmos intended. Thank you for reading my post.