Queen of Ordinary – Remembering at a Graveyard – May 26, 2014

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A cemetery is perhaps a peculiar place to go for remembering, but it is one of the best places to have a reality check. Have you ever gone to an unfamiliar cemetery and walked through?  I love to look at the statuary, the inscriptions, the dates, and names.  Perhaps that is because of the writer in me.  Each grave represents a lifetime of little stories and one big one from beginning to end. What do cemeteries cause you to remember? Loved ones who have passed.  Loves that have died.  Friends you haven’t talked to in a long, long time. Accidents, tragedies, illnesses, old age. Time, mortality, immortality, unfinished business. Regrets, loss, empty spaces. Prayers.  Songs.  Lives well spent.  Lives squandered.  Lives in progress. The importance of each day.  Keeping promises.  People we love.  Eternity.  Our relationship with God.  Things we hope to accomplish before we die.  Priorities.  Making a difference.  Endings. Cemeteries are a good place for remembering.

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