Friday, August 20, 2010
A Soldiers Grave
Unfortunately he found a new grave which always brings you home from looking at historical place marks and into the 'now' of things. He spent a good amount of time on the rise of the hill that held the mound of fresh flowers and I eventually made my way towards it and when I got in hearing range, ''This is a soldier'' he said. Too new to have a headstone placed and so he was reading the temporary paper placard.
I'm usually the one that fires up the computer first thing in the door from an outing.... finding out the history while it's fresh in my mind of any particular place. But he was interested in the soldier's story and found his name in the news. This has really stayed with him as he said yesterday that he couldn't get it out of his mind, maybe because of being at the grave site itself......seeing this persons finality and following it up with his story... Kind of brings the matter closer to you.
Is it morbid to be walking in cemetery's? We probably need to expand our hobby away from the solemnity a little.
*A link to the news story*