Yesterday was a day filled with mixed emotions. I cried, laughed, wondered but most of all I was impressed by how a funeral can have such positivity.
The perfect fit
Just like I explained in my previous post, my Kaba and Slit is custom made by NK. After a few adjustments it fitted perfectly. Though it was the tightest skirt I’ve ever worn in my life, haha!
Once I got to the funeral I was astonished by how beautiful everyone was looking: all in custom made, black and white printed attire! Well, that is most definitely something special. All the grandchildren (including me as Charles’s girlfriend) were dressed in the same print. Oh, by the way: black, white and red are the official funeral colors in Ghana.
A funeral in Ghana is also a celebration of the life of the dearly departed. And that was exactly how the day ended. We celebrated. Yes, I even danced in that super tight skirt of mine! You can imagine how limited I was in my movements.
Even though there were a lot of sad and emotional moments, we also had fun. You see, positivity is everything in life. The one thing you know for certain is that one day this life will come to an end and that there will be a lot of people you leave behind. Family, friends, other people that care about you. I know my funeral will be a party as well. It needs to be cheerful and fun. ‘Cause that is the way I would like to be remembered. Have you ever thought about how you would want people to celebrate your life?
It was a very memorable experience. I’m more than grateful to the Quartey family for having me. I truly felt part of it.