Mr.? wrote:I lost my father in January to lung cancer. Before he passed away I informed him of my wishes to spread his ashes in three different locations after his passing. These three locations symbolize the holy trinity; The father, son and holly ghost.
Three weeks before BM I will drive his car to the grand canyon and spread one third of his ashes there. He and I were suppose to take a road trip to see the Grand Canyon after he got sick, but unfortunately he never recovered well enough to take the trip. Spreading his ashes there will symbolize "The Father". After that trip I will drive to Mt Whitney, the highest peak in North America, and hike 6000 feet to the top and spread another third there, this place will symbolize "The Holly Ghost". The last half of the trip will be to Burning Man where on Sunday night the last remain bit of his ashes will be placed in the temple to symbolize "The Son".
He was well aware of my intentions and supported me on my journey to heal my soul of losing him. There will be a wonderful party that night after the burn at our camp. Please come find us at Spontaneous Planning Camp before or after to bask in the brilliance of my fathers life!
RIP... Ronald Brust
Mr? my heart feels for your lost as well as all those that have posted here. It reminds me of spreading the remains of my father after he died. though he didn't get cremated, I had asked the mortician (a close family friend long before I was born) to give some locks of his hair of which I had sprinkled in some of his favorite fly fishing spots in Montana and Yellowstone.
A few years later, I took to one of his favorite holes for the first since I left his remains and hooked into the biggest rainbow trout ever. It lept out of the water almost five feet into the air in a flash of colors. It looked over 24" and maybe more then 10 lbs, 8 lbs more then my leader. Knowing how to handle me, it took off for the fast water at the edge of the pool. The only thing I could do was a "River Runs Though It" dunking down though rapids with it. So the fish just snapped the line as if it was a spiders web.
It was a wonderful reconnection with pop. I'm sure you will have one of those experiences as well.