So, do you know me well?
Could I actually stump you with anything?(I know I threw somebody a little with my tiring of hamburgers!)
Here is a fact about me that you may or may not know...
I LOVE cemeteries. I always have; it might have something to do with the fact that my dad always took me to the Memorial Day Program. I don't see cemeteries as scary or weird places(of course I don't hang out in them at night, either). In fact, I actually find them as very peaceful and calm places. It's almost as if they are places where there is a quiet waiting going on. See, to me, cemeteries are not the end of this journey we call life, but actually just a little step in the journey of eternity. We don't end at the grave.
Last week in my class, they had us write about what our last words would be and I had a very hard time coming up with anything because really, when I die, it won't be the end, and I won't be saying last words and really I also think that we should be too busy to worry about coming up with something profound to say at the end. Our last words really come from what we do and in the person we are becoming through our experiences. It's how we live our life that matters.
That's where the peace in the cemetery comes from for me. Sure, death is sad but really it is sad because of missing people, but really we will see those people again. This silly life just can't be "it" for me. It is too full of pain and sorrow to be "it." Don't you think?
I took a fun little walk in a cemetery today and saw some cool things. I thought I would share some pictures of my walk. I did write a little poem too, but it isn't finished yet, so you may have to wait until Writing Wednesday for that! Enjoy your little virtual tour of The American Fork City Cemetery:
I always am reminded of those who sacrificed so much for our freedom
On a day when somebody would be laid to rest, I was reminded how short this life really is.
I was also reminded that we are all pioneers.
(Another thing you may not know about me is that I have a very hard time spelling cemetery!)