Weddings Verses Funerals

There are two rituals in life that everyone goes through that bear a striking resemblance to each other yet are two completely different rites of passage. The wedding and the funeral have so much in common that is almost uncanny. Why we made these ceremonies so alike is something that escapes me and I cannot think of a way to explain it other than the way the bachelor might feel for a brief moment just before the completion of the ceremony. However, I can list the ways that these two entirely different occasions parallel each other and if you think about it, you could probably come up with more.

Beside the fact that you will never come away from a funeral with wedding gifts or wedding accessories, you will come away from both feeling tired and drawn. Both of these ceremonies are hours long and take something from you emotionally. Anytime you spend several hours deep in an emotion, whether it is joy and happiness or grief and sorrow, it will mentally wear you down. That is just the way emotions act on the mind and the central nervous system. At both functions, someone will be crying. Weeping out of joy and sobbing with despair is still crying no matter how you slice it.

There will also be plenty of friends and family in attendance and sometimes both are via invitation. Many people will have to travel for either affair but the biggest difference will be the obvious emotions over each. When you travel for a wedding, you might make it an extended holiday and stop off a Disney world for a three day excursion. You ของชำร่วยงานศพ are not so apt to go and have a good time if you are attending a funeral. For some reason, funerals seem to sap the fun out of the trip. That seems a little unfair as I have traveled to funerals myself and had to pass right by Six Flags Over Georgia. What a shame it would be poor manners to stop on the way and grab some fun time.

There will be a preacher or priest at both functions and everyone is going to dress up. Weddings usually call for the bride to wear white and most funerals call for black but in either case, formal attire is called for and it is considered bad form to show up wearing casual clothes. Besides, showing up at a funeral in a tee shirt that reads, “I Just Took Magic Mountain and I Barfed All Over Myself”, would be a dead giveaway that you stopped to have fun on the way.

Another uncanny resemblance between the two rituals is that there is a party afterwards. Everyone gets to sit or stand around and eat food. While they do this, they swap stories about how wonderful your life was, or how wonderful your life is going to be. People will be on their best behavior and someone is going to cry again. The difference being that at a wedding reception, it is usually the groom sobbing in the bathroom with a group of his friends consoling him.

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