134. ASHES OUT TO SEA
I place this on my blog because it has special meaning for me.
It’s for my dearest gran who passed 2 years ago. Even now, I miss her dearly and her presence.
Upon her death, her body was cremated after which half of her ashes were dispersed in Malaysia (her home) and in Kerala, India (her real home) 4 months apart.
The song is called ‘Ashes Out To Sea’, a sombre, reflective piece capturing my emotions on the 2 days I witnessed my grandmother finally continuing on her soul’s journey. Seeing charred remains of someone you love very dearly isn’t an easy thing but I managed to keep my composure about me.
Seeing the winds carry her far out to the ocean is something I still wonder about today….
While I know my grandmother is no more, I still wonder where her ashes might have travelled 2 years on in this physical world…
Everytime I pass the ocean or sea, I ask myself – was it turned to fish fodder or landed down thousands of feet to the bottom of the ocean? Or has it turned into corals?
I don’t know but I do know that after a cruel life of suffering, she is at peace, hopefully reborn into a new and better life and I hope this song conveys that too.