ROCKING ON WITH CEMETERY ROCKS Some may think this an exercise in Uncommon Beauty, but I always loved and found peace in cemeteries. Felt I had connected to souls I never knew as well as to those I knew and loved.
Thank you, Mr. Birdman for this one. He took it at the Grafton cemetery near a southwest ghost town in Utah. A few old buildings in good condition stand in tree-lined fields near the Virgin River just south of the boundary of Zion National Park. The cemetery is nearby and has many graves dating from the 1860s. The site is rarely visited as it lies on the opposite side of the river, and can be reachedbut by a 4 mile dirt track which is not well posted. Mr. Birdman is an adventurous soul.
Hope you will consider sharing your pictures as a part of my Be With Beauty Exercise. You can send the pictures in jpg. I can harvest them if you are on Facebook. I can get them from Kodak or Picasa. I won’t use any without permission and will only name you by name if that is what you wish. Looking mainly for pictures of nature but there is beauty in other things. Also seeking what I call Uncommon Beauty so share your take on that.
Being With Beauty is one of the Twelve Daily Emotional Fitness Training Exercises. Beauty is easily found and just as easily over-looked. Some people keep pictures of beauty were they can see them often. Besides pictures, I have piles of sea shells, and rocks scattered around my apartment.
When stress or negative feelings visit me, taking a few moments to look for beauty, take a Calming Breath soothes my body and reminds me to focus on what matters. Rocks remind me that life goes on and forces other than our own intent, create and shape; we are a part of that whole so what we do matters for the here and now, the people we meet, the good we do.
IMAGE BY: Mr Birdman, This is the post that started me thinking about cemetery rocks. Love it. Remember the new theme will be Rocky Walls.
Care, share, stay strong.