Don’t let looks deceive you. Of the strange people, this man may look like one of the strangest, since he’s sitting in a racing position on his speedy motorcycle, in juxtaposition with funeral bouquets behind him.
This is the body of 22-year-old David Morales Colon, who was shot to death. David’s family wanted people to remember him doing what he liked more than anything in the world, riding his motorcycle fast along the highway. Morales had received a brand new Honda CBR600 F4 motorcycle soon before his demise. His parents knew he was very fond of it, and enjoyed riding the new cycle more than anything in the world, he told them. Naturally, then, his family asked the funeral home to embalm David and set him in riding position. In this photo, he is at his wake.
The staff at the funeral home performed their task well. David Morales Colon looks like he’s in a position to win a motorcycle race. The news of this handling of David’s body created much controversy world-wide. It appears, though, that this procedure sets a precedent for the way funeral homes around the globe may contrive scenes of a person’s corpse, as it relates to their favorite hobbies, or perhaps their career. Hypothetically, for example, how would they oblige the family of a porn star, for example? How much of this would be just too much?
Possibly, this is not too much of a shock to the Puerto Rican citizens, as this occurred there. People there have been known customarily to allow a person’s body to sit in the living room a few days prior to their funeral.