Listened to this delightful story on NPR the other day: A Resting Place For Hunting Hounds In Alabama. Got me to thinking about our intimate connections with our pets. This kind of cemetery art is a genre all its own.
Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh NC
Sit for a Spell- Three
One grand great life throbs through earth’s giant heart,
And mighty waves of single Being roll
From nerve-less germ to man, for we are part
Of every rock and bird and beast and hill,
One with the things that prey on us, and one with what we kill.
— Oscar Wilde, Panthea
Some random photos.
Idealized human depictions in cemetery art abound. I suppose they’re meant to represent a world without death. Yet it’s clear that time and the elements ravage even what is supposed to have been immutable.
Angels are probably the most popular image in cemetery art. Here we see three examples from the bereft to the sexy.
We’ll feature more angels in the future.