As a vet, I’m faced with the tough task of farewelling clients’ pets almost on a daily basis. Certainly not the best part of my job…But an even more taxing task that has been brought to my attention is the demanding duty of planning one’s funeral. Imagine having to sort out the nitty-gritties like catering, dress code, eulogies, flowers, requiem music, venue, and um…coffins? As much as I love Pinterest and dressing up every day and attending events, attending a funeral is definitely on the bottom of the list. The piano keys become blurry as tears disable my hand-eye coordination, wearing black can be slimming but a LBD looks much more chic at a cocktail party. This heartfelt message of “I’d Hate to Plan Your Funeral” has been designed for you and I, and our loved ones. Is there someone you love you would like to ask to slowdown?
[spoiler title=”中文版”] 作为一位兽医工作中最糟糕的一部分是我几乎每天得帮助顾客于他们亲爱的宠物告别。但让我觉得更艰巨的任务得是计划别人的葬礼。最近澳洲政府再一次提醒大家开车要小心， 不要超速。你能想像设计你心爱的人的葬礼吗？要筹算食物， 衣着，悼词 ，花饰，音乐，教堂，地点，还有棺材？！虽然我很喜欢Pinterest， 参加场会，但参加葬礼是最心痛的。弹琴时，眼泪会使我看不见琴键，穿黑色能显瘦但穿黑裙最棒是参加鸡尾酒会。”我可不想计划你的葬礼” 这个衷心消息是为了你，我， 和我们所爱的每一位。你周边有没有一位应该开车慢下来的亲人？ [/spoiler]
Life is too precious to farewell. Slow down so you can sing along to the radio. Slow down so you can wave to the person in the adjacent lane. Slow down so you can catch the aroma of the flowers. Slow down so no one you love has to plan your funeral.