Bridge to the Future

As many of you know, I indicated in a prior post that I was not going to succumb to the ritual of trying to write a post every day when we learn of Word Press’s – daily word prompt. That still holds true….but….

When I seen what today’s word was, namely “Bridge”, having just read a rather weird article that included a picture of the Manhattan Bridge pictured as it may be used in the future with regards how we deal with our dead bodies, and being the wild and crazy guy I am – well, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this with y’all.


How many of us actually give any thought to what is to become of us when we die. I know there are those of us that wish to be buried, some wish to be cremated, and even yet others want to be frozen beforehand so that if a cure is found that will cure a “terminal illness” they presently suffer from, they would like to be unfrozen so that they can receive the cure.

That basically describes several ways to exit this earth after we have passed. And then there is always the question: But, won’t we run out of land?

Well, apparently there are people much smarter than I thinking about this (The actual idea is the brainchild of the DeathLab, a trans-disciplinary research and design space at Columbia University.)  Recently Atlas Obscura published a story related to what we might consider doing with our dead when they die. And yes, for the purposes of their article – it involved a bridge.

I must admit that I truly haven’t given much thought to the matter. That being said though, after seeing the picture of the Manhattan Bridge used as an example of their new concept for dealing what to do with our bodies after we pass – you can be sure the thought will stay with me – least ways for a little while.

Seeing that I am still learning what I can and cannot post here on this site, let me just say that if you google the words Atlas Obscura along with words about future death, you will come across the article and can read more about this concept.

For now though, I am still thinking about the living and the only bridge I want to gap is the bridge between now and Halloween.


Until next time!