recently while walking by an old famous cemetery, a presumptuous friend commented she couldn’t believe people actually go to a cemetery to connect to those who have passed. while it is not necessary to go to a cemetery to connect, the spaces do provide solace. and people who find solace in a cemetery are not any less because of it. walking through this cemetery in brewster, massachusetts you can see why people find these places special, how people find comfort in having a semi-permanent altar space for those who are no longer grounded on this earth.
i love that people leave sand dollars and starfish.
and clam shells.
this girl was only 10 when she died. i couldn’t help but wonder if she drowned. morbid, i know.