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Off The Beaten Path

With Jack Armistead

I have always believed in reincarnation and now I have found a way to be reincarnated. When the time comes.

I have learned recently that I can come back as a tree in another life.

Yes, a tree.

My first choice would be to come back as a pelican so I could fly and fish freely over the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

But I will be perfectly content to become a tree and grow and blow in the wind in my new life.

There are at least three companies that will turn cremains into a tree.

I get this information from Andrew Amelinckx, a writer for Modern Farmer Magazine.

In an article last year he informed readers that for “people who choose cremation, several companies have created biodegradable urns that, when combined with specific soil mixtures, use cremains to help grow a tree.”

One such company is Bios Urn and Incube, a Spanish company that wants to “Convert cemeteries into forests.” The Bios Incube pairs with the company’s existing biodegradable urn and tree-growing kit to allow you to grow a seedling in your home, rather than find a burial spot.

They have created the world’s first biodegradable urn designed to convert you into a tree after life.

Wow! Now I must do some serious research to see what kind of tree that I would like to be. I encourage you to “Be All the Tree That You Can Be.” I don’t think the famous California Redwood is one of the choices. But the company listed above does offer you a choice of five types of trees including maple, pine, ash, gingko, and beech.

We could all become crepe myrtles around here. Look! There’s Jack! He’s losing his bark and his flowers are messy.

If you have always believed in reincarnation, now there is a way. At last. I can be a Pomegranate tree. Need some seeds?

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