Friday, August 04, 2006
Remember: Bump Gardiner
We cling to the strength of stone to fight the fear of being forgotten. So please take a moment to remember...
He sits high atop a hill in a curious cemetery overlooking the West Branch of the Delaware River. Only his name is carved in the natural stone. A stone shaped like his name.
We laughed when we saw it. But it was a good-natured laugh, an appreciative laugh. I don't know if I would choose a simple smile as my legacy to the world, but I salute his spirit. I imagine him skipping the mountain tops. A legend in his own time.
(St. Paul the Apostle Cemetery, Delaware County, Hancock, New York)