Not everything. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Our remains are recycled and return to the box/earth. The soul lifts free to become pure energy again and pursue its path of learning and growth. Nicely done.
game of life
at the end
in the box
It's so true. Not just with my parents, but after having faced death a couple of times, I could see that it's okay to let things go, and not worry that they go 'back into the box'.
I'm currently literally putting things in big cardboard boxes as I clear my mom's house room by room.
I am reminded of my mother's insistence that we put all the pieces of a game back in the box after it has ended, so that everything is in order for next time. Because of the first two lines, this box suggests a coffin/casket, so we are neatly packed away ready for the next life!