Our Mortality

I was walking through a churchyard and stumbled on this little scene. Coming face to face with our mortality can be freeing, especially when we’ve grown too serious and intense about life.


About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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12 Responses to Our Mortality

  1. Dan Antion says:

    A nice yet poignant reminder, Don.


  2. It’s certainly a reminder to appreciate this moment. Thankyou Don. ­čÖĆ­čĆ╗


  3. Hariod Brawn says:

    English church graveyards are so often wonderful oases of peace, it seems to me Don. I like to see the beautifully weathered memorials, with their touching inscriptions from centuries past. It’s not uncommon to find ones dating from the 1700s and containing archaically romantic or morally touching epitaphs.


    • Don says:

      You’re so right Hariod. I have been amazed at some of the dates I’ve seen and some of the real tragedies via the inscriptions on the graves. There is something profoundly peaceful about them.

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  4. Wonderful picture, Don. It supports the calm grace of considering mortality.


  5. ladyfi says:

    So true. I find something very positive about graveyards – it reminds me to make the most of what I have.


  6. Calvin says:

    And a stone sits on a truth.


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