Thanks, Jules. It’s easy to tell a good story when you just have to get out of the way and let the story tell itself.
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say I think you would’ve really liked Grace. Heart of a lion, soul of a poet, hands of a healer, and mouth of a sailor. God, how we laughed.
BTW, if you’re interested in embalming, etc., have you read “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”? (Caitlin Doughty) I haven’t, but it’s on my list.
“ Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures.”