A person should be buried only half a meter, or two feet, below the surface. Then a tree should be planted there. He should be buried in a coffin that decays so that when you plant a tree on top the tree will take something out of his substance and change it into tree-substance. When you visit the grave you don’t visit a dead man, you visit a living being who was just transformed into a tree. You say, “This is my grandfather, the tree is growing well, fantastic.” You can develop a beautiful forest that will be more beautiful than a normal forest because the trees will have their roots in graves. It will be a park, a place for pleasure, a place to live, even a place to hunt.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser (via prettygirlwithahandgrenade)
this was my first child’s mother’s dream. i met her when i was 16 and she, 19. she was not very educated, and i can guess with 99.99% accuracy that she didn’t get the idea from Friedensreich Hundertwasser. but it always stuck with me. in her story it was an apple tree, and you could eat the apples. if i could have my way, this is how i would ask for things to be, too.