I thus woke up this morning with a plan for my next year. I will keep half of Pearls' ashes in the bronze urn and have already apportioned the remainder into small packets covered with Ziploc bags. I have a choice of 25 locations and, when each is accomplished, I will write the place and date, taking a photo of each scene.
I will carefully lay each at one of three settings:
1. Pearl’s favorite spots (Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, her fireball flower pot, the first yellow tree that is planted for the Pearl Foundation, into Waikiki waters at House Without a Key while Honolulu City Lights is being played just after sunset, etc.)
2. Attractions she wanted to visit but never did (Machu Pichu, African safari, Taj Mahal, etc.)
3. A few future settings she would have loved.
I will then write a book on this effort. This one will feature color photos. No one will want to buy it, of course, but I can always give them away to donors of the Pearl Foundation.
- The three sites she most wanted to visit, but didn't, mostly because I don't particularly like India, high elevations and Africa (still don't):
- How do I get permission from the government to have a ceremony at the Taj Majal?
- Will it be difficult to bring the ashes to Machu Picchu?
- Where exactly on Mount Kilimanjaro do I perform the scattering?
- Do I link Pearl's Gold Trees to her ashes?
FIRST CHAPTER: Wednesday, January 4, 2017.