Losing someone can be gut-wrenching. While you may want to keep them close, you simply cannot do that. However, you take heart in hoping for one thing. The goal is always that you’ll see them again someday.
Glass coffins aren’t what they’re talking about, though. Sure, you could see them again a lot sooner, but do you really want that? You don’t. It’s probably better to wait until you get to heaven or the afterlife or whatever it is that you believe in.
There’s typically a reason why coffins aren’t made of glass. Consider what is in there and what it may look like in there in 10 or 20 years.
The only thing I have planned for today is to get my new glasses. Then I’ll see what happens.
In New Orleans, when it starts to flood, it’s fairly common for coffins to rise to the surface and float down the streets. It results in screaming and people being terrified of what they may see. Think about how people would react if they could literally see into those coffins, even without them being opened.
Confucious once said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
Glass coffins in Sherman Country would allow everyone to see, but it’s likely that not everyone would find the contents beautiful.
Just because something can be glass doesn’t mean that it should.
Creating something out of glass provides you with the ability to see through it. Now, you have to decide whether you want that or not.
It brings an all-new meaning to “Can’t wait to see you again,” don’t you think?
People Who Live in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones
Those who live in glass houses have a lot to worry about. One hailstorm and it could turn into a house of horrors. However, they should also be careful about pointing out the faults of others. After all, if others start to throw stones, too, they could find themselves in a heap of trouble.
Glass houses are beautiful but not very practical.
Beyond trying to keep all the windows clean, it can’t offer you the kind of protection you expect from a home.
It’s why pole barns have become so popular. They’re durable. They’re capable of withstanding all the elements. In Sherman Country, we can also provide you with as many windows as you want. This way, you get the light that you desire without worrying about creating an actual glass house.
When Will I See You Again?
Glass provides you with visibility, unlike any other material. You can see through it, unlike wood, steel, or other building materials.
When you say that you can’t wait to see someone again, you have to think about what that could mean. The moment you close the door to visitors, you don’t want them to be able to peer in and see you going about your business, do you?
At some point, you have to think about what too much visibility could mean. Whether it’s a coffin, a home, or anything else, is seeing inside of it a good thing?
Some glass is stained, etched, or textured so that you can’t see through it. This is ideal for doors and windows when you want a bit of privacy.
It allows you to see people (and let them see you) on your terms. Well, unless your loved one is a ghost. At that point, the ghost is the one calling the shots. They’ll see you, but you won’t be able to see them. And there’s no way to hide from what they can see. As a side note, you probably don’t want to break out the Ouija Board to find them. There’s an entire genre of scary movies that would tell you that that’s a bad idea.
Grief Changes Shape…
“Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” – Keanu Reeves
It’s a good thing that we can’t see through coffins. If you could, it may be considered more of a work of art. You may not want to place it six feet under. Otherwise, what would be the point of making it glass if it were only going to get covered in dirt?
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh
It’s hard to move through all the stages of grief when you can see directly inside, don’t you think? Sometimes, it’s better not to be able to see everything.
George Eliot once said, “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”
Losing someone allows us to focus on both the negative and the positive. While we will miss the person terribly, we have to search our souls to remember the love that we had for them. We have to hold onto that love as part of the grieving process.
Glass Is Great, But…
It’s spooky season, so it’s fun to talk about coffins and a bit of the morose. However, whether you’re in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or even Kansas, you’re not going to be buying any glass coffins.
What you may want to consider buying, however, is a pole barn.
The materials you choose for any kind of structure are important. You want to choose a material that is not only durable but also delivers the level of privacy that you want.
Here are a few factors to consider when you choose a building material:
Glass works well as a window but not for anything else. You certainly don’t want your walls made of it, no matter how nice it might look.
Just so everybody’s clear … I’m going to put my glasses on.
When you’re building a pole barn, it can be used for your home, a storage facility, an ag building, or even as a haunted house when properly decorated in October.
At Sherman Pole Buildings, we use steel as the primary material because of the many benefits it can offer. Not only is it regularly available, but it’s also strong, sustainable, and extremely cost-effective. As for the aesthetic, you may be surprised by how we can customize the design so that you get the attractive and functional building you’ve always wanted.