Friday, March 07, 2008

Remember: Archibald McCall Holding

The Remembrance Series: When I walk among old graves, I think about the voices struggling to endure. Someday not even stone will hold our memory.

We can give these voices a little more life in a way they never could have imagined. So please take a moment with me to remember....


A touch of Ireland
Under a dead year's leaves
Dreaming of foam and oceans
Awaiting the blush of green



Kim said...

That stone is beautiful.

SzélsőFa said...

What a silent and peaceful moment. I like ceneteries.

WH said...

Here, here--and the four lines are very nice, gentle.

JaneyV said...

I really love old churchyards particularly when you can trace back a family name through many generations. There is something very comforting about them.

Do you find a lot of Celtic tombstones in the cemeteries of America? I noticed another one in your gallery.

Anonymous said...

Kaycie, yes, it drew my attention immediately.

Szelsofa, I like the silence there.

Billy, thanks, my friend.

JaneyV, I can't even imagine how gorgeous and inspiring they are around you. Here in the U.S., finding a grave older than the early 1700's is rare. As for Celtic stones, they are relatively uncommon. It's a treat to find them.

The Anti-Wife said...

The stone really is beautiful. The people who carved those old stones were truly masters.

Geraldine said...

Old cemetaries are inspiring and powerful places to visit. Reading grave stones and pondering the life of the person they represent,is something I enjoy. There is a special tranquility and peace to be found, especially in the old cemetaries that is unlike any other setting.

virtual nexus said...

Oh, lovely. A breath of the emerald isle far away under the leaves.

Sarah Hina said...

He has a very powerful name, inscribed upon such a delicate, musical stone. I hope his life was a mixture of strength and tranquility.

Beautiful remembrance, Jason.

Chris Eldin said...

I love these.
But I am so curious---do you have yours written? Is that a gruesome question? Perhaps I shouldn't ask, but you pick these with the most beautiful remembrances.

Jaye Wells said...

Looks like Archibald got a great spot. I wonder who was there first, him or the tree.

Anonymous said...

Anti-Wife, it definitely seems like a lost art.

Geraldine, yes, old cemeteries are very rich places.

Julie, such a perfect way of expressing it!

Sarah, you're right. Something about the shape of the stone does sing.

Chris, funny you should ask! Just a morning or two ago, I was thinking that maybe I should write my epitah (for this moment, at least). Then, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Maybe I'll try again.

Jaye, I'm thinking the tree. That thing is old!