I will skip the obvious question such as would you like to come back as the same gender or try the other one on.
Instead I assumed that I did not make it back as a human at all, but as a plant or other animal. Considering loss and extinction of flora, God may simply decide that coming back as an animal is off the table.
Failing that order of animal re-incarnation, we are left the plant world. Am I to be an Oak, a Eucalypti or a Willow? Or am I doomed to be a sub-shrub? A Mahonia or God forbid as a short lived weed.To make it simple I defaulted to a few tree packages I rather like. If you can, please add a comment afterwards. Plug your own favorite tree or plug me for a choice I did not make! Magnolia or American Chestnut come to mind. Just remember:
I still remember him performing at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Warm memories.Since I also picked “I am so scrumptious’ Kate Wolf ‘The Lilac and and the Apple tree.’ A singer who left this realm far to early.
Not really covered but this question could equally apply to the Green Burial movement and which tree would you like to nourish.
I forget the person but a famous Scottish botanist had a Chestnut planted over his grave. That university did the right thing by him.