Nobody likes to ponder their own mortality, but it's a fact of life that it has to have an end point. And although what happens after that is really up to our loved ones, that doesn't mean we shouldn't have a plan in place.
Some people want to have a nice resting spot for an eternity next to the loved ones who have left before us. Some prefer to go up in a puff of smoke to rest on the mantel, or be spread around their favorite place on the planet.
There are lots of other options as well: having your ashes made into a diamond, for example, or simply being allowed to rot and have your remains return to nature. And, for another option, Maine is considering making what's old, new again.