Choosing Forever

Reblog. Originally published Oct 2012

oldmainer

I listen to the crunch of gravel as I drive slowly down the central avenue of the cemetery.  I gaze at the headstones, clustered on either side, some showing their age, while all silently stand watch over those that they honor.

I first came here a couple of years ago while researching my family to find the resting place of a great aunt.  That had been a sunny summer day and I was taken by the shade and shadow provided by the elderly trees in the old section that spread their leafed wings over the landscape.  I welcomed the beauty and the feeling of peace that surrounded me.

Today, my wife and I have come for another reason.  I’ve told her of this place and wanted her to see it.  The day is gray and overcast, a chill in the air, rain threatening to challenge the clouds.  The overseer said the section we seek…

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About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer .wordpress.com as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.
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