The Playlist at my Mother’s Funeral

Best part of my day is stumbling onto Flash 365.

Flash 365


My mother always said, “When I die, throw a party. It’s been a good life.” So, over the years, I’ve made a playlist.

Brahms Lullaby, for when I had ear infections. She’d stay up all night, holding my ear, humming, as I cried myself to sleep.

Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis, for dancing through days when diapers were still a thing.

Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles, for the four words she knew of it, that she sang every morning before school; even when it was cloudy.

Rise and Shine by Jesus (?), for the three words she knew of it, on the days we didn’t get up before she finished Here Comes the Sun; every day.

All That She wants by Ace of Base, for car rides through western Massachusetts, visiting her best friend, explaining things I was too young to understand.

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