Our Self-Written Obituaries – Yuvika Vats, Bangalore
The 166th death.
[Text and photos sent by Yuvika Vats]
Yuvika Vats feared that she would die of loneliness as a result of the highly non-life threatening disease she suffered from–the Resting Bitch Face syndrome. You see, the main effect of this syndrome was a highly non-sociable life which left her with a set of very few but very close childhood friends… since children are seldom affected by its symptoms.
Instead, she died doing what she loved doing the most, in one of her favourite cities during the course of one of her numerous solo travels. She choked on her food while eating it ravenously as always, seated in her rented room located in a beautiful alleyway of Edinburgh which reminded her of Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter world. Her pen was found lying between page 15 and 16 of the manuscript of her yet-to-be published book. Not a romantic story, but definitely a romanticised one.
Thankfully, before she passed away Ms Vats had finally found the answer to the one question that stayed with her since the time she participated in her college’s Miss Fresher competition, little less than half-her-lifetime ago. “Describe yourself in one word” they had asked. “Earnest”, her soul answered two days before she died.
Apart from her fear of exhaust fans, sudden sounds and the constant fear of being followed by the girl from the movie The Ring while walking on empty streets, Ms Vats was pretty much afraid of nothing and this is how she would like to be remembered.
Her funeral will be attended by her large family and handful friends. While she will be cremated, she always thought of having these lines inscribed on her tombstone–Main apni favourite hoon!
Maybe in another life.
Our Self-Written Obituaries invites people to write their obituary in 200 words. The idea is to share with the world how you will like to be remembered after you are gone. (May you live a long life, of course!) Please mail me your self-obit at firstname.lastname@example.org.