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Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Graveyard .

The church
The graveyard in front of the parsonage .
I wish it were possible to capture in a single shot just how many graves are packed into that graveyard , all piled up and squashed on top of each other . And its also not possible to get in a picture that the graveyard is situated right in front of the parsonage . Imagine waking up every morning and looking out onto all those graves . I know cemetaries and graves can be very peaceful and restful . Situated behind a house , and set in well cut lawns , where you can wander with flowers and sit and read , or ponder life and its vagaries , I would agree . But not this . Not this mass and pile of stone and slabs and well , death and reminders of mortality , in front of you every single day .


The Brontes themselves are buried in the church rather than here .
And yet visiting the parsonage and Haworth itself is anything but dispiriting . I would return tomorrow . Happily spend a week renting one of the cottages that overlooks the graveyard , just to see how it feels . Wierd or what ?


2 comments:

BetteJo said...

You hafta wonder if some of those people are buried vertically as opposed to horizontally - SO many headstones so close together!

MsCatCalls said...

And I tell you that picture doesnt show you the half of it ...

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