|Re: Community Cemetery||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: whitney beers (whitneybeersearthlink.net)|
|Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 07:46:32 -0800 (PST)|
I love the idea as well. I have always thought that in addition to being a place that warrants respect, cemetaries should be places of gathering, happiness, families... Many cultures picnic and gather within cemetaries, and I personally would enjoy close proximity to members of the community and folks who were part of my life - and would want that for myself, as well. I say it's a definate plus. -----Original Message----- >From: Matt Lawrence <matt [at] technoronin.com> >Sent: Oct 30, 2006 10:39 AM >To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> >Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Community Cemetery > >On Sun, 29 Oct 2006, Kibuyu wrote: > >> Within our community, opinion is divided. Proponents >> argue that this procedure has been the norm for most >> of the world since the dawn of mankind; death is the >> natural end of life and we should return our remains >> to the land where we live, without consuming yet more >> costly resources in our passing. Opponents say uh-oh, >> even if this is legal, it will have to be disclosed >> when houses are sold, and what will this do to our >> property values? Will it put off prospective buyers? > >Anything "different" may put off a prospective buyer > >> If you were about to buy a house in a new community, >> and you learned that someone had a) died in that house >> and b) been buried nearby, would that affect your >> decision or your perceived value of the house? > >a) Possibly, but I don't know if it would be positive or negative >b) I think it would be a positive. > >Funerals and cemetaries are much more for the living than the dead. I >hope your plan is to place it somewhere peaceful that would be conducive >to people coming and meditating or communing with their thoughts of the >people buried there. > >-- Matt >It's not what I know that counts. >It's what I can remember in time to use. > >_________________________________________________________________ >Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
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