As I mentioned in my last post, Creating New Mourning Traditions, I think that traditional funerals and wakes in the U.S. would certainly benefit from a makeover. Change would especially help those who are hosting an event like a funeral and a wake if these traditions didn’t come with so much stress and pressure to act proper.
In this video, I start my exploration of other traditions from small groups and international cultures. My first experiment begins with an immortelle, a wreath hailing from New Orleans. (If you find my rambling too much, skip to the end. There’s a great song waiting for you!)
Here is a picture of the final product: