There are many cultures around the world that prepare the dead for "crossing over to the afterlife". The Egyptians were most famous for entombing objects along with their dead, even going so far as to locking up their slaves with them to help them in the other world. Funeral directors often get requests to put tokens or objects into caskets to accompany the dead on their journeys. What would you take with you to the "afterlife" if you could?
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I know, right? You just can't do without a great pillow!
You could load them on to a smart phone and then if you wake up, you can also call for help! Earbuds or headset?
Lela - Unfortunately (or is it fortunately) there is so little oxygen in the casket that the only chance of waking up would be shortly after being placed into it. As for me, I wouldn't take anything, I can't use it where I am going LOL.
My mom asked for a kitten while on her death bed. I put a Ty beanie cat into her casket. She always loved cats.
I am looking at more concrete things, not "memories", you can't leave those behind, right? What is something to put in your casket?
You don't know that for sure, do you? If we can take our memories with us then how come nearly none of can remember our previous lives? I don't want to take anything concrete with me to the afterlife-there is nothing to me as significant as memory.
No, we don't know for sure. No one does. But I am doing research here for something. So, "memories" is not a marketable answer.
Fair enough. Then what I would take with me would have to be the complete works of William Shakespeare. It's safe to say too that if I were on a deserted island I'd want the same as a form of reading if I had to choose only one book.
Excellent answer! Thanks!