Last summer someone requested that I make an urn for her husband's ashes. I am terrible at assignments, which is why I generally won't take one. I brood, resist and delay. There were specific things she wanted to include : shape, certain content content, an apple. I felt the weight of wanting to do it right. In the end though, both she and I were really happy with the result. How much ash is a human body reduced to? Somehow, luck and a bit of reasoning was with me, and he fit perfectly.