I am fascinated with old graveyards, today I did something I have wanted to do since I moved to this town. There is an old cemetery by my house, so today, on our walk, Storm and I went there. It is a family plot but all of the headstones are old, from the 1800’s through 1968.
It was sad being there, it is fenced off but it is neglected, overrun by weeds and long grass. I had an incredible urge to clean it up, to let the people who are resting there that they have not been forgotten.
But the sad thing is, they have been forgotten, I don’t know them, I don’t know the family name. If I did I would ask them why they allowed their ancestors resting place to become so forlorn and sad.
It reminded me of one of my favorite paintings by Adolf Hiremy-Hirschi, it is of a graveyard that is abandoned and neglected. Weather worn, with waves crashing into it, long forgotten by loved ones.
I often wonder how many generations it takes to forget loved ones. One, two? Maybe three, if we don’t take the time to make our grandparents and great grandparents and even further back, real to our children and grandchildren, they will be forgotten.
It’s one of the reasons I tell my stories over and over to my children and Tessa. I am hoping they stick and that my memories will not be forgotten and will live on.
I think that is human nature, to want to be remembered, to want the history of ones family to be remembered.
Enough of that, I have to tell you about the best thing I have bought to date. I am so stupidly excited about this find, ok, so you all know I became obsessed with Spanx leggings this past winter. Well, I decided to try the Spanx jeggings, yes, I said it, jeggings. I have been dying to try them but I wanted good quality ones, not cheap ones.
So I saw the Spanx ones on sale, because they are stupidly expensive otherwise, and decided to dive in.
Wow, they are amazing, the fit is fantastic, the fabric is nice and thick, not thin and they hold everything in where it should be held in.
I highly suggest them to anyone wanting to try them, they are true to size so don’t size up or down.
Zulily has the best prices of anywhere I’ve seen, if you decide to get them try that site.
Well that is all I have for now, I’ll post pictures of the graveyard and of my favorite painting.