Friday, 24 February 2012

Walking Through a Forgotten Cemetery


Dixie in a forgotten English graveyard, February 2012 ~ Photography by me

"The only real equality is in the cemetery." ~ German Proverb

"The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place."
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais


Dixie has strained a ligament, so it is short walks for us and no chasing or, heaven forbid, leaping up for the ball.

Today we wandered over to a cemetery near us that time seems to have forgotten. It was a warm spring like day in late February.

We let the sun heal our old and aching bones and absorbed the quiet you can only find in an English graveyard.

1 comment:

  1. Robin, long after both my mother and grandmother died I learned that, like myself, they loved spending time in graveyards. I find such a sense of peace - and often of time standing still among the scattered forgotten graves.

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