|a different kind of drying|
He was gorgeous in life, and now in death he will become lovely, lovely jewelry.
I've never really considered it before, but "remnant" is somewhat of a theme for a lot of my favorite adornment: I love bone more than almost any other media. To me there is something so comforting, so wonderful, about using what's left of what went before, rather than being grossed out by or scared of it. I am definitely one of those people who thinks it's totally a good idea to tan the tattooed hide of a loved one after they've died.
And, of course, I believe in organ donation.