- Chapter 17 Jindai Botanical Park
- Chapter 16 House Without a Key/Waikiki Beach
- Chapter 15 Diamond Head
- Chapter 14 Machu Picchu
- Chapter 13 Iguazu Falls
- Chapter 12 Rio de Janeiro
- Chapter 11 Japan
- Chapter 10 Bangkok
- Chapter 9 Kauai
- Chapter 8 African Safari
- Chapter 7 Mount Kilimanjaro and the Heart of Africa
- Chapter 6 Haleakala
- Chapter 5 Taj Mahal
- Chapter 4: Pearl's Ashes #1 to #6 Reprised
- Chapter 3 Pearl's Sunburst
- Chapter 2: The Rest of the Big Island
- Chapter 1: The Story of Pearl
The receptacle is not unlike a safety deposit box, where the urn can be a ziplock bag or something more appropriate. The most popular Amazon purchase is a $100 azure jar (right). Pearl's is a bronze cube.
SIMPLE SOLUTIONS for Humanity, I suggest that someday there will be a third option to burial and cremation. This future graveyard will be similar to a columbarium except that a drop of blood, piece of skin and bit of bone marrow would be cryogenically stored, or, perhaps, just a cheek-swiped cotton swab, and stored in a repository linked to the world-wide web.
You can visit the site at any time electronically. I go so far as surmising that the Mormon Church had the credibility and links to carry this thought to reality. What better way also to expand their membership? Someday science might be able to reproduce your body.
338 tons--let me repeat that, 338 tons--of ashes are scattered annually. The average weight is around 5 pounds ash/person. There are, of course, many countries with strict religious standards, so I was very careful in certain countries.
there are no state nor federal laws on land. Waterways? Burial at sea must be done at least 3 miles away from the shore. In Hawaii, I see surfers do it all the time only a few hundred yards out, so that must be illegal. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency must be informed within a month after the ceremony. Clearly, governments seem not to want to prosecute, which influenced me to intelligently do what I wanted.
While Pearl's ashes are placed in small gel caps, I let it be known through my blog site that some of these ceremonies would be symbolic, just in case any locale got really perturbed and followed up with me.
Next week Wednesday, Chapter 18: The Tulips of Keukenhof. This was one of just four around the world stops.