Friday, October 12, 2007
Cemetery Symbolism--Celtic Interlace
Over and under in an endless circle, the end disappears into the beginning. Celtic interlace evokes limitless green and fog clinging to dawn-wakened islands.
Perhaps it's more than a pattern, more than a stone-carver's ornamentation. The world is intertwined. There is no here cut from the hereafter, no past burned from the world we see. Water weaves from our breath to the clouds, and tears drip from the oceans we keep.
(Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)