Lori and Dan and Carol and I recently visited the Oakland Columbarium, which was a beautiful and peaceful (unsurprisingly) place. I totally wanted to get comfortable in a big old chair and read a book there. Speaking of books, it was curious to see so many book-shaped urns. I can see how it would be nice to slide the urn containing your spouse's ashes into a bookshelf alongside their favorite books, but it becomes a weird, macabre library when arrayed en masse on the scale we saw. And then you wonder what indexing scheme one would use for such a library.Posted by jjwiseman at October 12, 2004 12:02 AM
That's a gorgeous photo of the Columbarium!
It's been years since I've been; many of my relatives on my mother's side are there. Thanks for reminding me about it!Posted by: Ash on October 12, 2004 11:44 AM