“It is the content of a life, not the length of a life”-Dorea Potter nee Black (penned by ShayaLonnie)
I write today my will.
I’m not planning on dying any time soon, but I’ve realized that the fragility of life is beyond my optimistic and pessimistic speculations. So it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Also, I find there no better way to review your own than writing your will.
I note, with some disappointment in myself, that should I die tomorrow, I leave behind very little to bequeath to the people in my life. I shall do my best to remedy that.
However, as wills go, whatever financial assets I have, I will to my mother, may she use them to contribute to the good of the world, as I’ve always known her to do. If for some reason she has strayed from that path, then I ask that the meager sum be donated to whatever cause is most urgent in society right now.
I leave my fluffies (I hate calling them this, but I grudgingly will call them….stuffed toys) to those in need. I hope that the people in my life will indulge in me and set-up some kind of cuddling cafe with my fluffies and I hope that the people in need will feel the love I’ve always been given when in their presence.
I leave…although the most proper term is probably return, my small crystal collection to Annabelle Ip, who has been one of the brightest lights in my life and my longest friend, even though we have drifted apart due to one reason or another.
I leave all my belongings to those in need, any of think of themselves as my friends, feel free to come and take what you need. I’ve got a decent amount of art supplies, a couple lenses and camera accessories, and a pretty nice stereo system for the taking.
My books…ah my books. If that fluffies cafe is set up, do you guys mind terribly having a library section? I hope people can magically find whatever book that will contain the answers, or at least hint to answers they need in life.
Really…I’m not terribly hung up about my physical possessions I suppose, I’m a hoarder, sell them, keep them, use them…I’m sure people will figure it out. I just ask that most of things find a good home or purpose, because I’d like to not contribute to more waste and environmental degradation.
Oh but I do have a fair bit of non-material possessions.
I’m happy to give out my plot bunnies and idea bank to people to adopt, to turn all those plot bunnies into wonderful stories and ideas into reality and make this world a more magical place please.
Archive my photos and videos? They’re not just my memories but memories of others. Maybe someone might want to look back one of these days, who knows?
Oh and there’s TEDxPS… if there’s anyone who’d like to carry on the torch of TEDxPS, do me a favor and burn it? Start a TEDx in your own name, with your own vision (although of your vision happens to include making the event language-blind, I sure ain’t complaining). And mom, do me a favor and start that all mandarin TEDx.
On that note, what’s really important in this will is how I’d like my funeral to go.
I know it’s pointless to tell you guys to not be sad and not mourn, but do believe that no matter how I’ve died (because I have no clue how), I did so with no regrets and leaving behind wonderful memories. I am grateful to have lived in this world and met so many amazing people, good and bad.
For those whom I have wronged, I leave you my most sincere apologies, for those who have I wronged me, I leave you my forgiveness.
I was hoping my funeral would not be about me, but about commemorating what I loved most about the world? Awe and wonder?
Play my favourite movies (Rise of the Guardians, Lilo and Stitch, Namiya, Howl’s moving castle, Tangled), have a live band play some songs and dance, and eat delicious food (preferably Japanese). Feel free to do some flea market and sell my stuff to raise funds…and instead of taking turns to talk about me, please take turns to share your ideas on how you’d like to live your life and contribute to the good of the world, and thank the people whom you still have in your life.
What else..oh yes, my body.
If that procedure is available in Singapore, please turn my body into a tree. I’d like to return to the earth and give new life.
I want my death to be meaningful, just because my consciousness has ended doesn’t mean I don’t have anything else to give.
But if there’s anything I want you guys to take with you, is to remember that, I am so grateful to have met all of you, and I love you, always.