It’s intresting how easy it is to be irreverant with dead bodies. Not that I’ve had any experience (yet) with recently deceased bodies. But I do remember the first time my university class was confronted by a real skeleton, and one or two people either pretended to gnaw on the bones or picked up the skull and did a form of “Alas poor yorik.”

Then again reflecting on this now, I realize that people tend to get past that stage very quickly. So Vals actions don’t really make sense in retrospect. Ah well that whats done is done.