Posts Tagged ‘unknown

16
Dec
15

what’s beyond…

“Every man needs his Siren
To check his courage and strength
When he hears her song
In his travels through the unknown.”

Dejan Stojanovic

woods, trail, unknown, SwittersB

12
May
15

unknown in death…

Will you be known in life? Not in the traditional accomplishments sort of way…but in a cosmic grace sort of way. The gentle, helping hands, the genuine words or just sitting still and listening…in good deeds, with no fanfare. In the end, unknown in death perhaps, but what if they/you were known for their/your cosmic grace in life?  

unknown grave marker, cemetery, SwittersB

02
May
13

Photography: Just A Number & Questions………

I have remarked before about my ‘enjoyment’ of walking around older ‘pioneer’ cemeteries. So many questions arise as I study the markers of graves. The obvious questions of why’s, how’s, what’s are usually paired with the who and when on the marker.

ella by Swittersb

However, sometimes the marker is more challenging of the mind. The Who and When are not there. Below, the marker at Fredericksburg National Cemetery provides a very telling number ’11’…the number of unidentified soldiers’ remains buried beneath the marker.

Below, I found this marker for ’45’ next to a tree in a back corner of a pioneer cemetery. Again, the who and when are missing and the how, why, what remain equally missing. I find these types of markers provocative of emotions. Thank goodness most of us will not go unknown, unidentified, alone in the end. For those that do, perhaps someone will stand, looking down upon them and wonder.

45 SwittersB Photograph

 




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