How about your head cocked to one side with a wink? You can’t have a static wink, so a tiny motor the size of a hearing aid could be embedded behind your ear and a wire would tunnel under the skin and cause one eye to wink – randomly – to maximally freak everyone out.
Or what about showing the feet. Bare feet. Pink painted piggies poking out from white satin. Maybe a toe ring on the pinky.
Dearly Beloved, I wish to be displayed sitting at the bench of a nine foot Steinway grand, eyes closed, a smile on my face, fingers splayed in the double-staffed final page of Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C sharp minor.
Special thanks to Mike Zoff of Affordable Coffins (595 North Snelling Ave, St Paul, 55104; 651 208-6902. Mike is a charming, gentle man who builds affordable, classic coffins right in his shop. He works with a large variety of clients, tailoring each coffin to specific cultural and aesthetic preferences, all at a fraction of the cost of a typical casket.