A moment of zen in the Green-wood cemetery

This may come off sounding strange but here it goes. I like going to cemeteries. Even when I travel abroad or even domestically, I visit a cemetary (albeit often of note).

There is a weird sense of tranquility and beauty seeing the names of those long gone. Seeing some beautiful headstones as well as very simple ones.

In Brooklyn, I recently got the chance to visit the Green-Wood cemetery which is 478 acres built in 1838. It is quite impressive and even more so considering it’s in the middle of a city.

The greenery is alluring to the point that people actually make a day of going to the cemetery, including picnicking.

Walking through the cemetery was a moment of zen in a very hectic world. Of course, none of my family members are buried there thus the grief that often accompanies one at a cemetery wasn’t there in my being at the moment. Although, I did pause to reflect on my mother and how her ashes are with me keeping me company.

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  1. I couldn’t agree more! I walk through the cemetery 5X a week . . . feed the squirrels and chipmunks, watch the wonderful collection of birds and wildlife . . . read markers . . . and embrace the peacefulness.


  2. StART

    Star Star

    Star DusT Ashes

    We aRe Star FLoWeRS

    Seeds We aRe Living True DarK Thru LiGHT

    THorns RiSinG FLoWeRS Roses

    Trees Leaves Feeding

    Trees Falling to Soils

    Feeding New


    Of Living Newer Trees

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    Star Death Crucible Fire Gaseous Dust

    Iron In Our Blood Streams Core of Earth SaMe NoW

    DiFFeRenT TRuE Star Seeds FLoWeRS We aRe

    True Seeing Beautiful All Dark Thru LiGHT

    When Cemeteries Become Zen

    Realization All Water Wave

    Ocean Whole Flow

    Particles Waves

    Fields True

    No Separation

    Just All That IS We aRe NoW

    Moving Connecting Co-Creating NoW

    Star Dust Returns We WeaR BReaTHE Free NeW

    Never Ending ALWaYS StARTinG Beginning ReaL NoW…:)


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