You CAN Take It With You

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The Chinese have a tradition of honoring and caring for their dead by burning symbols which represent the person’s worldly possessions. The belief is that by doing this at the person’s gravesite, the objects will be delivered to them in the afterlife.

Au Yeung Ping Chi specializes in creating these custom paper effigies – a craft learned from his father. Some examples of his work:

An eternity is a pretty long time. You'll want some entertainment. This Wii will do nicely.

You'll definitely want your favorite food.

And how about a camera to document the entire journey?

And so I ask, what single item would you want to take with you into the afterlife?

September 21, 2010 - 11:05am
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