Deep Open Casket Thought

I don’t know about you but I find open casket funerals to be creepy. The deceased never looks, uh, natural and life-like, not even the ones on Six Feet Under done by Rico the embalming artiste.

This morbid post was inspired by idolatry down south Venezuela way:

Venezuela’s acting president says Hugo Chavez’s embalmed body will be
permanently displayed in a glass casket so that “his people will always
have him.”

Vice President Nicolas Maduro says the remains will be put on
permanent display at the Museum of the Revolution, close to the
presidential palace where Chavez ruled for 14 years. Maduro says the
president will lie in state first for at least another seven days.

A state funeral for Chavez attended by some 33 heads of government is
scheduled to begin Friday morning. Tens of thousands have already filed
past his glass-topped casket at a military academy following a
seven-hour procession on Tuesday which took his body from the hospital
where he died.

I guess Maduro has given up on investigating that whole “someone gave Chavez cancer” thing…

One thought on “Deep Open Casket Thought

  1. I don’t know; I am one of those who always wondered why people say the deceased “looks good” at wakes.
    When my mother-in-law passed away several years ago, after I had been at her bedside with my wife when she passed away, I was the one uttering those words, and I understood why they made sense–she didn’t look alive, but she did look…better than she had, which helped, somehow.

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