A thoughtful letter from of Herland’s founding Guardians, Lynn.
I found Herland from the Windward website. My friend Jonah in Portland sent me a link to Windward, and there was Herland.
I’ve always wanted to simply be buried in the ground, and here are some people who are making this simple burial possible. I hadn’t put much thought or energy into how to make this simple burial happen, since I don’t expect to be dying soon, even though I am 70.I like so much the idea of a forest where I can be buried. In talking about the possibility, I realized that I don’t even want a headstone.
I don’t need to have my burial spot marked, just to be returned to the earth will satisfy me. I am impressed and grateful that Windward is doing the legal work necessary to make this cemetery happen.
I like the feel of the Herland forest, with the little creek. I hope to spend time getting to know this forest before I die. I am excited to be a Guardian of Herland, and to get to know the people who have created her.