I enjoy walking through cemeteries.
Do you ever do that?
I find the atmosphere to be very peaceful and relaxing.
The clock stands still, as I wander about. Hours become minutes. Time melds…. I love when that happens.
Cemeteries tend to carry a stigma of darkness and evil about them. People may view them as sad, depressive and even morbid. Most would not even think of setting foot inside a cemetery, aside from attending a funeral. Not me.
When I come upon a cemetery, I look for the oldest section. That is where I want to start and generally do not pay much attention to the newer plots. There is something about ‘the older, the better’, that draws me near, as I search for the first to have been laid to rest.
I like that most people will not venture into a cemetery, just to ‘browse’. This ‘vacancy’ of human, allows for the company of others.
It warms my heart as I gaze upon all the love inside this burial land.
Take a closer look… Isn’t that peaceful and inviting, not to mention, thoughtful and creative? I wanted to sit and visit.
The wildlife also captures my heart as they keep company of the dead and comfort the living.
Oh, and this next lil’ guy … he might be blind. That does not deter him from staying to fulfill his quest.
And once in a while, I come upon the unique and it captivates me.
Do you do this? Visit a cemetery just to visit? Certainly I am not alone. Some of my friends love to join me. Others pass, it is not for them and that is okay.
How do you feel about cemeteries? Please leave a comment, I am curious. Thanx 🙂