I’ve been admiring the cemeteries and experiencing Macon Georgia. I have to say it’s really a beautiful place. I think that Macon is so over looked, skipped and missed out on. There’s so much to do there. There is a whole museum district that so many miss.
My Mom loves cemeteries and I would normally not admit it but I’m learning that it’s not so weird to like a cemetery- Mom you’re not so weird after all! My Mom is captivated by the Rose Hill cemetery and anyone would have to agree, it’s breathtakingly beautiful, strangely mysterious and absolutely historical. I tend to not love a cemetery as much as my mom but this one is quite fabulous.
Can you imagine the thought that people use to put into special headstones, the last words that would be read about the deceased person for as long as it stays etched in the stone. Can you imagine writing out exactly what you want said on your headstone, exactly in very few words what you want to be remembered about you?
The thought, the beauty, the words will stay with you for months, possibly forever when you visit and read and soak up Rose Hill cemetery.
History, mystery, loving last words, broken but well loved statues and markers for loved ones. It’s unfathomable the effort that was put into so many laid to rest.
Bat Girl and I visited a very interesting cemetery in Hugo Oklahoma. It has a whole section of circus people that have been laid to rest there. We went to laugh, so many told us it was funny. We left humbled and heavyhearted at the words some used to describe the ones they had loved. It made us think of what we would want others to remember us by. I left wanting to remind those I loved that I loved them before it was too late. She left knowing what I wanted on my headstone.
I encourage you to visit your local cemetery, a historic one if available. Read the words, soak up the thoughts.
What do you want your headstone to say?