As society changes, our needs too.
What to do with the ashes after an incineration?
Prices have increased number of cremations, cheaper than burial. But not only the prices, also it is influenced by cultural change, lack of space in big cities or, simply, the desire for less melancholy and most emotive homage to the loved ones.
What to do with the ashes of the deceased?
It is more expensive to die in Spain than in the majority of European countries: A lively business.
I can keep the ashes at home, develop a diamond after its crystallization, bury them in places provided for such purpose, or scatter them over the sea.
Those tend to be the most common practices – to spread them indiscriminately in streams, protected places, public parks, etc. is not allowed, and they may be polluting and be harmful to health.
¿And if I have to stand to the last will of the deceased?
We can face a real challenge. In this case it is convenient to put it in the hands of a specialized company, and some offer boats and helicopters for that spreading the ashes on the sea.
The Spanish company called YATRI, pioneer in this kind of posthumous tributes around the world, offers sailing ships with capacity for eight people with four hours of navigation, rose petals, soft drinks on board and recorded music at a price ranging between 390 and 480 euros. But that is not all, you can opt for a catamaran that is significantly more expensive, 2,180 euros and includes priest on board or catering.
And what if what we want is a helicopter? You can have a Eurocopter, with capacity for six passengers, 1 hour of flight, with reservation in a restaurant for 15 people, two Mercedes E-class car with driver – up to 100 km-, civil ceremony with live music, 2 musicians: violinist and bass-, projection and audiovisual of the person’s life.
Each posthumous tribute is a world. “Our mission is to provide the best solution for each particular case, to make it easy and manageable for families, avoiding cumbersome procedures and complications”, says the CEO of Yatri, Juan Antonio González Angulo. In short, a different way to turn a cumbersome, expensive and sad situation into a more emotional and endearing memory.
If we are talking of saying goodbye to ‘the other’ loved beings, i.e. a pet, we will have different options. The incineration of domestic animals have multiplied by five, which increases the business of funeral homes for dogs, which are reinvented with services of all kinds. And it is a fact that about 35,000 animals are incinerated and buried in one year only in the Comunidad de Madrid. The company San Antonio Abad, who started its activity recently, offers everything you need to say goodbye to our mascot as they would do with us.