23 January, 2010

Shadows of the Past


Most people see cemeteries is a place to avoid, it is a place of death and sadness; the final resting place of those before us. Back in October a few friends and I took a trip to Rocky Springs, Mississippi. Rocky Springs was at one time a thriving community outside of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Through the years the toll of disease and war eventually left the city abandoned, with only safes and cisterns in a grove of trees marking where buildings once stood. The Rocky Springs Church with it’s lonely cemetery is all that remains from this town, the cemetery holding the last, and only inhabitants of a bygone past. I find solace in places like this, it is a place of quiet and beauty… a place to be respected.

6 comments:

afv said...

It may seem eerie but it is also a place to commune with nature and of the past.

uncertainhorizon said...

You are very true, and that is what we did while we were there. It was a wonderful outing.

Bodhi said...

I love to be in places like, so perfect for meditations.

uncertainhorizon said...

Yes Bodhi it is a wonderful place to stop and contemplate the world around you.

afv said...

We can't avoid some place like this, eventually it's where we're all going to end up, I mean physically.

uncertainhorizon said...

not necessarily...

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