Carpe Diem is a phrase uttered many times by both my parents for many years. It is also one repeated in our home and is inscribed in my wedding band. Aptly, it is the inscription we chose to engrave on the gravestone that marks our family burial plot in our town's cemetery, boldly marking the sunny spot where both of my in-laws are now buried.
Maybe it's time to plan my own funeral.
I must admit that this is not something that I had ever considered doing before, but it makes more sense now that I am in my middle years with aging parents and children of my own.
The fact is, I seem to be attending more funerals these days than weddings!
What does filipendulous mean?
I know; I had never heard that word before in my life, until I stumbled across it in an article about planning for the end of life.
Filipendulous means "hanging by a thread".
Have you ever wondered what happens to all those boats floating in a harbor or docked at a marina when the owner dies?
What happens to the enormous fancy yachts that people live on as they cruise from port to port or sail across the oceans visiting foreign ports of call?