I promise I’m not morbid but for the longest time I’ve felt something deeply moving by visiting cemeteries. I even went on a date to a cemetery. OK, that might be a little weird. It was really fun, though, because we had pencils and paper and were able to decipher the dates on some very old headstones. I am fascinated by the dates, especially when they are hundreds of years old. It affects my soul in a good way to think about these lives from times gone by. How was life for them? How did they envision life would be in 2021? What did they do for fun, for work, for rest?
Sometimes I write about it. Sometimes I also take photos when I find cemetery grounds that have character or just seem interesting to me. Don’t think it morbid to check out the photos below from a recent morning in Nashville, Tennessee. I hope they might make you think about how big the world is, how short life can be, and maybe today you and I can take advantage of the breath we have in our lungs, the beating of our hearts, and the time we have on this planet.
This first set is from that foggy Nashville morning. After that group are a few more I’ve taken that I love.
-Out of the Wilderness