Edward Gorey was quite a quirky writer of macabre stories. I was always fascinated by the introduction cartoon that he had drawn for the TV show, "Mystery".
It was bizarre and immediately grabbed my attention when I was very young. A few years ago, I saw a drawing from the cover of his "Ghastly Crumb Tinies" and looked it up on line to see who the artist was. Low and behold, it was Edward. Some of his stories are cringe worthy, just because the subject is a bit shocking, such as in the Ghastly Crumb Tinies, which is a poetic sort of story about the untimely demise of different kids: "A is for Amy who fell down the stairs. B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away. D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh...".
To keep with the tradition of the quirky strangeness that made Gorey famous, I have decided that instead of setting the urn safely on a pedestal, that it will be lying on the ground, as if it had been knocked over, with the top thrown off and ashes from our fire pit, strewn about ;) I think that Mr. Gorey would have appreciated this ;) I cannot wait to see the reactions that this will create :)
Gorey image from: www.darkecho.com