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I Want To Become The Wind

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In this chapter, the author talks about an anonymous poem titled 'A Thousand Winds'. The poem had only twelve lines and the words used are simple. It was introduced as a poem to comfort those who have lost their loved ones. The poem was read at the memorial service held at Ground Zero for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Green funerals are funerals in which the bodies of the dead are cremated into ashes and scattered on the sea or in the mountains or buried under a tree. According to a survey, about 40 per cent of the people replied that they did not want their remains to be buried in a grave. Most of those people wanted their ashes to be scattered on the sea or in the mountains. The author longs to become the wind as the poem says, and to go anywhere in the world.

Keywords: A Thousand Winds; Green funerals; memorial service; mountains; poem

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