Sunday, June 23, 2013

Who remembers the dead?

Our walk on this earth is short. We occupy our thoughts with dreams of the future and make our plans, but in reality we leave without any of it. Most of us will never be remembered beyond our grand children. It is a sad thought but when viewing old cemeteries you can see this is true. In N.Y. State there are numerous old cemeteries in rural settings. Some are well cared for while other are abandon for some reason. This one was located above Watkins Glen on a hill overlooking Seneca Lake.  Most of the stones are dated in the mid eighteen hundreds. The cemetery has been abandon and little care has been given to the individual grave sites. When walking through such a place you get an eerie feeling and contemplate life and wonder why no one here remembers the dead.

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