Bunny Munro’s afterlife

Posted in caught by juliobesq on January 8, 2010

From the studio window the view consists only of fields of white as snow blankets all in sight, and allows me to bind together two disparate strands. Like “Fifteen feet of pure white snow” as Nick Cave sings; like the vista of an absolute pure aesthetic Heaven. For this white Christmas I was bought two books.

Sum – Forty tales from the Afterlives’ by David Eagleman and ‘The Death of Bunny Munro’  by Nick Cave. ‘Sum’ has been on my wanted list since reading his article on Death Switches. To summarise (sorry) a death switch is a device that is deployed should it’s owner not check in after a set period, say for instance a month after checking out. There is a web site that allows you to send an email from the afterlife should you fail to respond to prompts.

Alongside implementing supernatural communication he has written ‘Sum’ which details forty possible scenarios we might face after death. An ideal companion for short commutes, each meditation only a few pages long, leaving time for a moment of reflection on our longer mortal journey.

Cave’s ‘Bunny Munro’ appears to mainly be about vaginas.

Now how, you ask, am I going to merge these disparate works into a single entity?

Bet you thought death was going to be my cheap glue, but no… here’s Nick Cave reading the first tale from ‘Sum’…

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