A Heartfelt Message of Love to #SlowDown

by cecylia on November 19, 2012

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?

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? 

Vintage wool hat & Cateye frames / Vintage Sara Sturgeon knitdress / Goldie diamante necklace / Miss Bibi bracelet / Tom Gunn heels / Honda Insight

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.




Beauty Follower November 19, 2012 at 7:31 am

Great hat, love the colour!
And those roses… do they have that lavish smell?

cecylia November 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I’m not sure I didn’t sniff them just in case there were little bugs.. :D

Mica November 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

Oh what a sad but powerful video. It’s scary just how easily someone’s life can change or end from something that happens behind a wheel of a car.

Little insignificant decisions can make a huge change when you’re travelling at 100k or more. It’s good you’re using your blog to raise awareness of this.

cecylia November 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

indeed, I lost my cat to a car but human lives are too often lost through speeding. Thank you for your greta feedback and support Mica! x

Mica November 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Oh I’m so sorry to hear about your cat, what a sad way to go :( I hope that this campaign makes a difference and prevents similar things happening to other people’s pets and family.

kelly November 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

Love your blog! Would love it if you can check out mine,

Can follow each other on bloglovin’ & GFC? Let me know if you follow me and will follow straight back,

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Kelly xox

cecylia November 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm

thank you kelly you’re so sweet!

Chari T November 20, 2012 at 1:37 am

This was such a beautiful post!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!
Much Love Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xoxo

cecylia November 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

thanks Chari glad you liked it also- it is such an important message

Kate November 21, 2012 at 4:24 am

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