Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Ash Project makes it to Fairview Peak

The whole family went to Colorado for summer vacation.  I finally climbed to the top of Fairview Peak.  I have been trying to get to the top for several years. I have stopped before making it because I am was lazy, out of shape and it was just to damn hard.  It is after all 13,214 ft.  This year (after much training and prep) I made it.  Once at the top I spread some of mom's ashes - Which leads me to The Ash Project.  My mom's ashes sat on my bookcase for awhile before Sister and I could figure out what to do with them.  Mom (Navae - her name) had always wanted to travel but never actually went many places.  She talked about it, planned it, but never made it.  Maybe the fact that she got sick and died way earlier than she thought she would had something to do with it.  Anyway, Sister and I decided that her ashes should travel and The Ash Project was born.  We have spread them in so many places we love.  We also give them to people who are traveling to neat places and they spread them.  So far her ashes have traveled to some really amazing places on this planet.  From the Taj Mahal to Cuba to Pitkin CO.  And lots of other places.  This is a project that has made my sister and I laugh our heads off (because sometimes it's just funny to say "Mom's on a flight to _____ and I can't believe she's riding in the suitcase") and sometimes it makes us cry because she would love what we are doing so much.  We are really trying to get the blog about it off the ground.  Seems a little harder to create and link the way I want than I thought it would be. And because, as mentioned more than once on this blog, I am lazy.  If your reading this blog (all 3 of you) then you now have a link to the unfinished TAP  blog and you know about the project... so if your traveling anywhere cool or know of a great place to spread some ashes and aren't creeped out by the idea let me know.  Or if your really handy with blog making and want to help get The Ash Project blog to look really kick ass let me know.


M said...

What a beautiful tribute. This made me cry. If I travel anywhere I will definitely offer to spread some ashes.

and good for you for making it to the top of the mountain! i've only worked out 5 times this passed year!!

Stacy K said...

Man. I wish I were going somewhere cool so I could take your Mom. I haven't even been to Pitkin in 3 years, much less anywhere cooler. I miss the cabin every summer and every spring I pray that it hasn't sold yet. Is that wrong? ha!

I love the idea, and hope Mom gets to travel to some really amazing places. You two sisters are the best!

Beanie said...

Aaaand now I'm crying.

A lovely tribute.

While our travel is on hold until I squirt out this baby, I'd be more than happy to participate in the project once we get our travel legs back.