An excuse for frequenting cemeteries

I like cemeteries.  Maybe it’s because I grew up with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I don’t think so.  I was never goth, never went on a ghost hunt or held a seance or anything creepy like that… I was too busy wavering between punk, grunge and hippie throwback (although I did go through a Tori Amos/PJ Harvey phase).

I’ve got to cemeteries in every place I’ve lived or visited.  They make me feel like I’m walking through some ancient ruin.  Cemeteries are the only places where time is completely irrelevant.  Anyway, I’m pretty sure it has more to do with the statuary.  I’ve always been fascinated with sculpting and there is just something about carved stone that lends itself to black and white photography…




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The Shot for 2008

In the dark…, originally uploaded by MariahKW.

As challenged by fellow flickrites, I search my photostream for something that would capture 2008.  Although it asked for “best” shot, I interpreted this as the shot that captured 2008 the best.

This time of year usually makes me think of all the things left unaccomplished, but this year was different.   2008 started off on a good note (it didn’t take much to beat 2007) but the running head start soon took a nose dive which led to some of my life’s biggest traumas, heart breaks, and world altering decisions.  This may seem a big dramatic (and to an extent it is) but my life turned a big corner this year.  So, I sit here, only days away from the end of another year, having seen every facet of emotion in my reflection over the past months, and for once… I am content to simply be emerging from the dark places.