Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Beautifully Different

December 8 – Beautifully Different.
Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
(Author: Karen Walrond)

I really am a bit eccentric. But then again, aren't we all? My dry sense of humor seems to "light people up."

I could make a bullet list of ways I am different, but I'm not really that different when you get right down to it. Then again, maybe I am!

Here are a few photos from a cemetery I visited this weekend. I think maybe my skewed perspective is one of the things that often makes me different. . .

I love the texture on this post topper.
 There was a fence around the small grave and this was on the gate. There are many beautifully different things to see in cemeteries.
These apples were on the grave of a young child. I wonder who left the apples there, and why.  This cemetery is in a rural area, near a Baptist church. There were many graves that had things left on them, little figurines and mementos for the dead. I  wonder if they put new apples every once in a while. The two on top seem to have no damage at all while the ones on the bottom have lost their lustre. I can identify with them!
This headstone has a pretty little picture at the top with the words joy and love inscribed. I try to see joy and love and I try to spread it too.
I also try to find the bright spot in gray areas. And I try to be the bright spot for other people. We never know what burdens other people are carrying.


  1. The last 2 were so hard for me...I love how you did the beauty one! Now it's on to parties...Your art lights people up, too, but you probably don't get to see that much.

  2. These photos are beautiful. The image of apples on a child's grave will haunt me. What is that story, I wonder?

  3. I've always found graveyards quite interesting to least in the daylight.


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