am 22.11.2002 02:59 Uhr schrieb Rickard A. Parker unter
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> This is quite off topic except that I'm adding something like the
> following to my TWL website.
> Those are pearls that were his eyes
> Full fathom five thy father lies;
> Of his bones are coral made;
> Those are pearls that were his eyes:
> Nothing of him that doth fade
> But doth suffer a sea-change
> Into something rich and strange.
> In Shakespeare's day people had to rely on a sea-change to turn their
> loved ones into jewelry. Not so today! A company called LifeGem is
> ready to turn the bodies of your relatives into a diamonds. Choose
> from clear or selected colors.
> As they say at their website:
> A LifeGem is a certified, high quality diamond created from the carbon
> of your loved one as a memorial to their unique and wonderful
> life. [The carbon comes from the cremated ashes of the body.] The
> LifeGem diamond is more than a memorial to visit on the weekends--it
> is a way to embrace your loved one's memory day by day.
> Rick Parker
another peculiar bit of Americana. It depicts one more time the bizarre
attitude many Americans seem to have towards death. Reminds me of the
elaborate coffins for pets I once admired at Bloomingdale's.
I wonder where those people wear the remnants of their beloved -- in their