When I need a quiet place just to think and reflect, I find myself drawn to the beauty and peace of a cemetery. Far from being spooky, I find them places of beautiful sculpture that I find calming. In our older cemeteries, they are filled with the names of people no one now remembers or even knew. But I know they too had their struggles, hope, dreams, and challenges. This is a reminder to me that whatever is bothering me will eventually pass. Life goes on for me, for now. And I must seize the moments I have.
I find that my memories are stored in my mind as snapshots–quick glimpses of a moment or event. When I reflect on that small window, I then experience more of what happened and re-live the experience. My photos are a way of enlarging those snapshots in my mind as well as reminding me of the wonderful life I’ve lived. I love to share these and I encourage others to remember and cherish their moments and life.
I had a wonderful tea yesterday at the T Room teahouse in Montrose, CA. Here are some of my snapshots and memories.