A Grave Image

Images of grave decorations from local (Central Florida) cemeteries.

Rest in Peace

It’s so very sad
For the frivolous lad
Who dances through life,
Seeking pleasure.
His desires make him mad
And his choices are bad,
He soon forfeits his soul
For his treasure.

“Rest in Peace”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1600th sec., 180mm

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Stone Whispers

“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”
― Dejan Stojanovic

"Stone Whispers",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1000th sec., 150mm

“Stone Whispers”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1000th sec., 150mm

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Daydreamer

I dream of a day I can spend the day dreaming.

“Daydreamer”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/2500th sec., 155mm

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In the Silent Garden

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”
― Leonora Carrington

“Basking in the Silent Garden”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/320th sec., 190mm

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Princess Leia, is that You?

“This is a war we know how to win. Keep fighting until you can no longer fight, then exhaust the enemy chasing you, and turn and fight some more. Keep fighting. I promise you, we will prevail.” ―Leia Organa Solo, to the citizens of Coruscant

When I first saw this grave ornament from a distance in Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery, there was a subconscious flicker of recognition and a fraction of a second of mental processing that went something like this:
“Who is that? She’s got bun-like things on each side of her head… which means it could only be… Princess Leia? What Star Wars uber-fanatic is buried here? Oh… it’s flowers.”

"Leia in Waiting",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.0 at 1/1000th sec., 122mm

“Leia in Waiting”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/5.0 at 1/1000th sec., 122mm

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The Successful Life

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.”
— Bessie Anderson Stanley

"At-one-ment",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1000th sec., 95mm

“At-one-ment”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/1000th sec., 95mm

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Let It Go

When your mind is numb and frozen from grief, it’s normal to want to smack those who summarily insist, “everything happens for a reason.” And there are probably some instances where it’s healthy to actually do so. Let it go.

"Silk Silence",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/250th sec., 200mm

“Silk Silence”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/250th sec., 200mm

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With Hope

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum,
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

"Hope",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/800th sec., 200mm

“Waiting with Hope”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/800th sec., 200mm

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By Grace

“This is a love story. I never knew there were so many kinds of love or that love could make people do so many different things.

I never knew there were so many different ways to say goodbye.”

—Maggie Stiefvater, Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)

"Grace",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/3.5 at 1/125th sec., 200mm

“Grace”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/3.5 at 1/125th sec., 200mm

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Eloa

“But it is the province of religion, of philosophy, of pure poetry only, to go beyond life, beyond time, into eternity.”
–Alfred de Vigny

"Eloa",  Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/250th sec.,165mm

“Eloa”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/250th sec.,165mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings throughout Central Florida.