Dumbass Sayings: “Ashes To Ashes and Dust To Dust”

So THAT'S why the
ocean is so salty!
When people die it’s a social ritual to stand over them saying “Ashes to ashes and dust to dust.” It’s supposed to signify the eternal circle of life how we begin as ash and end up ash, but I’m not sure that actually makes sense. People don’t start as ash we start as sperm technically. I mean how far down the line do you want to get? I think even viewing people as sperm is weird, so to go all the way back to ash is a little crazy. The saying should be “Semen to Corpse” not “Ashes to ashes.” And if “Ashes to ashes” is supposed to represent a circle of life you have to ask the question “Where did the first ashes come from?” “Ash” is burned material so what was ash before it was ash? What fire turned it into ash? These are very confusing and puzzling questions that should not have to be asked when you encounter a dead body in the woods. As far as the “Dust to dust” part goes that doesn’t make much sense either. I think people mean “Dirt.” When you dig into the ground you don’t dig into “Dust” unless you’re in the home of a hoarder. Just say “Semen to corpse. Dirt to dirt.”

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