Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Cemeteries are interesting

I don't know if I'm morbid for liking cemeteries, but I always have. There's a lot to spark the imagination there, and a lot to signify the depth of humanity.

Cemeteries are a testament to the eternal significance of human life. The fresh flowers on crumbling headstones are proof that life doesn't end with death. Who we are becomes a part of who other people are, for generations to come.

The weight and the glory...

4 Comments:

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Michelle Hughes said...

Randomly came across your blog, and I had to say, I love cemeteries, I always have. Especially really old ones. I find them so peaceful.

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Marsha Louise said...

They are peaceful. And full of history. One of my favorites is the Arlington Cemetery.

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Rick Migliore said...

I love cemeteries, and Lakeview cemetery in Seattle (next to Volteer Park) is great. If you know anything about Seattle history, you'll see many famous gravestones there, including Bruce Lee (the actor.)

But I have to disagree with you about cemeteries showing the infinite nature of humanity. I'm an atheist, and on my last walk through the cemetery was struck by the fact that most of the graves have not been visited by anyone for 50 years. They are simply memorials in stone to forgotton people. In fact, I'd call them futile attempts by mortal man to *feel* infinite. Perhaps in that sense they succeed for some.

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger Marsha Louise said...

Looks like your comment showed up after all, Rick. I'm glad!

I think you disprove your own point though. YOU visited those graves recently.

Regardless, every one of those graves represents someone who impacted other people, many of whom may still be living, all of whom impacted still other people, and so on.

Life is more significant than you give it credit.

 

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