SAD THINGS

It’s only Saturday night, but I’ve already got that gloomy Sunday feeling. Perhaps it’s because night is falling earlier and earlier – and soon, when daylight saving’s done, we’ll be plunging again into the dark part of the year. So since I’m feeling a bit sad, here are some sad things.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went out for a drive and ended up – as one does, or at least if one is out for a drive with me – at a cemetery. It was the Maldon cemetery this time. I wandered around, taking lots of photographs. Here are a few.

From A Grave Look at History by Lionel Gilbert I found out that the wreaths made of ceramic flowers, doves, hands and other death-motif items (all wired together under glass domes and placed on graves) are called immortelles. I have a few of these little bits and pieces because I when I was young I used to scavenge them – well, yes, it was actually stealing – from broken domes. A bit ashamed of that, now. This immortelle, featuring large arum lilies, had lichen growing over the glass which made it look even sadder somehow.

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There was no other information about Arthur.No dates, no parents, nothing. Just heartbreak, I suppose.bugalugs_072

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And on that note, I’m going to resolve that since I had the ‘miserable Sundays’ today (a day early) I’d betterĀ  have a jolly day tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to SAD THINGS

  1. Jane says:

    Feeling sad as well.

  2. Lily Edmondson says:

    The flowers were nice. Thankyou for sharing your experience.

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