New Beginnings - GN challengeJanuary. 1/3/10
I almost felt strange, burying myself.
I knew I had nothing to fear; here I was, alive and active.
I looked at my 'old self's' face. I caressed her hair and kissed her forhead.
I would not be allowed to visit my grave, it was against the rules of 'new beginnings.'
Time froze and my thoughts lingered on the memories I still had. I was allowed to keep some of the memories. I had picked out an antique tin box just for those memories. A little bit of rust, and a hint of shiny green and cream color remained. The box used to hold my mother's recipes.
Little by little I gleaned the memories from my old self. I caressed her hair, I laughed and I remembered. I put all of those in the box. After some time, I was ready to say goodbye. I finished wrapping my body in the cheap imitation linen I had bought from JoAnn Fabrics. Originally I had intended to use the fabric for paint rags. I did not have enough cloth for the entire body, but it served its purpose. I fastened the cloth tog