Friday, February 22, 2008

Graveyards

A friend of mine from Finland recently sent some photos of graveyard angels and headstones near her home. So...here's a few to share.





I doubt we'll be seeing many more graveyards appear like these, anymore. No space to bury people anymore. And, who can afford a gravesite, a casket, a funeral AND an expensive sculpture?? Solvent Green time, perhaps?

7 comments:

KATE EVANS said...

That's Soylent Green!

Wow, I'm struck by how artistic and non-religious these are. They seem to reflect the human struggle in more honest ways to me than say, an angel.

Pris said...

Thanks for the spelling correction. Yes, aren't these beautiful??

Monique said...

They are beautiful and not at all morose. Yes, you are right, who can afford all of that now. After discussing death with David (after all it is the only certainty in life) I decided to leave my remains to medical research. Apparently they are very short of bodies. This should solve any problem.

Hug

Scot said...

love the angels Pris

Pat Paulk said...

The business of dying is very lucrative. Let the ashes sprinkle where they will.

Pris said...

Thanks for all of your comments. They're redoing our floors this week so I can only grab moments here and there on the puter.

Monique, my mother in law and her husband both gave their bodies to medical schools. I don't have the courage to imagine tons of students gaping over my nude body .. i know i know, I wouldn't know, but....:-) I'm going with cremation. My mother was the first in the family to do that. She'd moved to Florida after my father died, but already had a burial plot in the Carolinas next to my father. She felt it didn't make any sense to ship a casket all the way back so made that decision not to. She was really nervous about it at first, thinking remaining family would 'disapprove'. Her generation wasn't one to take this so much for granted, esp with a religioous family background. Everybody she asked thought it was fine...I'd thought it was fine from the moment she told me.

It would still be nice to have one of these angels looking over our ashes on a hill somewhere...

Pris said...

Thanks for all of your comments. They're redoing our floors this week so I can only grab moments here and there on the puter.

Monique, my mother in law and her husband both gave their bodies to medical schools. I don't have the courage to imagine tons of students gaping over my nude body .. i know i know, I wouldn't know, but....:-) I'm going with cremation. My mother was the first in the family to do that. She'd moved to Florida after my father died, but already had a burial plot in the Carolinas next to my father. She felt it didn't make any sense to ship a casket all the way back so made that decision not to. She was really nervous about it at first, thinking remaining family would 'disapprove'. Her generation wasn't one to take this so much for granted, esp with a religioous family background. Everybody she asked thought it was fine...I'd thought it was fine from the moment she told me.

It would still be nice to have one of these angels looking over our ashes on a hill somewhere...