This one's a little woo-woo, but I think I may have something here.
The Associated Press reports that a Tokyo-based company called Eiwa Industry Co. is making pendants from extracted human DNA.
Rather than just a link of hair or another bodily remembrance, this service takes the actual DNA, encases it in a pendant, which the loved one's survivor can wear. Cost is $428.
"The human DNA pendants come in two shapes," the article notes Eiwa general manager Morihito Ikai as saying "One resembles a rounded perfume bottle. The other is shaped like a stylized human face, cut in such a way that it can fit together with a second pendant of the same shape — 'for couples,' Ikai said.
This has given me another idea for a pendant.
A pendant with a short MP3 audio file from your departed beloved.
Here's how it would work.
You would send the provider of this service a short sound file from your beloved- maybe something you (or the service) could pull off of an old home movie, an answering machine tape you have found in a storage box, or even a customized message a terminally ill parent or sweetheart might record.
Something like: "I'll be looking down on you, sweetheart."
Then the service provider would take delivery of your file, and then encode it.
The encoded sound file would then work with a customized pendant that could play this message. The service provider could either build, or acquire, technology that would launch a short sound file every time you press a tiny button in the pendant. Not that hard to do, really.
That way, if you are out and about, and your thoughts wander, or maybe you need some strength by hearing the voice of someone that's no longer here, (been there, done that) you can wear the pendant and press a little button that will activate the sound file that contains the message.
Do you think I could be on to something? What would you name this product?