Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Ashes to Ashes
I did a strange thing last night. I poured the remains of my brother in law from a mason jar into a ziplock baggie.
Before my husband's brother died, he requested that some of his ashes be spread over the Pacific Ocean: the place he had learned to surf, a place of family vacations, a place he loved. We buried some of them in a memorial garden on a cold February day after his memorial service, as the wind blew snow in swirls around us. But the rest will finally be released into the waters of the Pacific this week.
This morning my husband took a plane to California, and I was charged with making sure that the ashes would pass through security. Hence the baggie. Double bagged, actually.
This afternoon the jar was still sitting on the kitchen counter. And I decided it might make an interesting subject for today's project365 photograph.
You can see that there is still a bit of dust in the bottom of jar.