Also We suffer when we have to bury a child. Although we are prepared, it is the hardest thing of our work. That sure that all my colleagues-say it stays quiet. There is emotion in that silence. It overlaps, take a deep breath and looks at me patient waiting for another question.
PVV: You seem a great observer. are you able to distinguish when someone is crying crocodile tears? C.M: (must be thinking that this is one of the rarest questions that have made him in your life..)-…Because Yes – says – he is sometimes noted that some cry pure courtesy and no real pain, but they are the least. Say goodbye to someone to whom you want, it is always difficult and we try to put all means at our disposal, to make that moment than more bearable. PVV: what are the aspects you see that they are changing with respect to mourning and burials? C.M: As coffins, we have seen that there is greater interest by the biodegradable, in fact there is a model, the same which was buried to the Pope, which is used fairly. There are also larger incineration and concern for places where to scatter the ashes. As for the flowers, it is true that reach less crowns than before. We are also seeing that people do not visit both to their families and there is no great expression of pain. It’s like a going back.
It seems that society does not want or think about it. However, on the other hand, there are many people who simply wander through any Park and ask us for some tombs. It is a good idea to organize routes as of today. Increasingly come more people interested by what lies behind the walls of the cemeteries. That is very good. PVV: I heard once that families, so that they do not rob them crowns, put them inside the tombs, before placing the headstone. C.M: smile – No, no no, steal flowers do not I say not ever have happened, but it is not usual. What we do’s when they are wilted, we the crowns to a recycling center. PVV: Walking among monuments of great beauty. are there any in particular that you like most? C.M: Don’t you think it is twice, responds automatically, as if they had already asked this question sometimes.-man pico – claims is a tribute to all the workers of cemeteries. It is a very beautiful sculpture located at the foot of the Montjuic cemetery. Have you seen it? – ask me-there is no day that does not leave there without a last look. I know well that sculpture, I recorded it on one of my visits to Barcelona. Perhaps an urban legend, but they say that this man was digging a trench and took the fatal fate, nailing the peak in the back. I close the book and while we finished our coffee and heard the footsteps of the first visitors, it gives us time to talk a little more about life, death and history.