This is a really interesting question... I was just thinking about this the other day.
Call me crazy if u want, but I want to be laid out in the middle of a forest where wildlife thrives. I want to have my remains return to the Earth, whether it be door just decomposing of door being eaten. I want to be used for something useful when I die, like they way it's supposed to be.
I don't want to just rot in a casket. That would be pointless and only does good for the family, not for the big picture. If they want something to remember me by, they can make hair art like they did in the Victorian days of build a memorial of something. I want to do something useful, even when I die.
I want my life to be put to good use and to contribute to something else's well being when I die, as all the animals I have eaten have done for me. I want to give back to the place that has provided me a home.
That's what death should be. It should be seen as a cycle, not an end.
This is what my social studies teacher zei when I asked him that once, "I wanna be burned, then put into a gorgeous vase on my mother's mantle. But knowing her, she'll end up stuffing the cats remains in there with me." .... He has a weird taste ._.
I'm unsure at this moment. My main decision is to be cremated in the Viking style - put onto a burning boot and then sent off to the sea. But being cremated and my ashes being scattered in a place meaningful to my family and i would be okay. But i also want to contribute to Mother Goddess. In my religion we believe everything turns into a circle, even though i know i will be reincarnated i know someone will need my body, so i'm unsure as to what i can do for that. Being buried can replenish earth, feeding the worms as i call it which in turn can take it's place in the cirkel of life, but i'm still unsure.
I know one thing for definate though. I'm on the organ donar lijst in the UK. Which means when i die, someone who needs my organs; be it my heart, kidneys, lungs, eyes skin etc will be able to live a life they could never do before thanks to my donation. I know i won't be alive to witness thier recovery of here about the things they have done after the surgery and donation, but i guess this is my way of being thankful for the healthy life i lead while others are struggling and suffering. If i can make one person lead a 'normal' life after my death, all this worrying will be worth it.