Near our house is a cremation grounds. I think of it as "just around back," but it's actually due east of us, which would make it "in front." We rarely see the smoke, but today we could, and it made me think of a funeral prcession we saw last month. The coffin/funeral pyre is pulled by ropes, which the whole party takes hold of. I have yet to see a pyre in the form of a flying elephant, though evidently they're quite popular.