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    Cemeteries

    Am I the only one here who likes to wander through cemetaries? (I feel weird admitting that lol). Sometimes I'll go and just look at the headstones and try to learn about who the person was in life, etc.

    The one by my house has such a peaceful atmosphere to it. Kind of like when the sun sets, or a story is finished; it's quiet and not spooky in the least...at least, not for me.


    Anyhow...yeah. Tell me what you all think.
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    Nope you're not the only one. The one behind my house is a wonderful place to walk and I usually do during nice weather. I especially love it in the spring when my Willow trees are blooming and the there is a nice comfy spot beneath them.

    Summer isn't bad either.
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    Nope I like to walk threw them as well. There was one behind where I grew up that we used to always go and hang out in. I think that the older they are the more interesting they can be.
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    I do especially if it's researching my family's history. I even have pictures of my great grandparents' and great great grandparents' headstones up in Facebook and other spots.
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    I love exploring old pioneer cemetaries, especially when the lilacs are blooming. They loved to plant lilacs at the graves at the turn of the 20th century. At least around here. When I lived in GA we would always go check out the neat old headstones.

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    I've been to some that I really like that I consider peaceful. However, I went to one in Virginia City and not all of it was very calm. There was a section dedicated to firemen who died in their work, and I found that section a bit more uneasy along with a few others.
    The cemetery itself is beautiful though, it's in the foothill mountains in Virginia City, NV. Really cool place overall.
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    When I was a full time student, the cemetery was my favorite place to study. Of course, you don't get much past the mid 1800's in Southern California, but still, the atmosphere was always peaceful, a helpful thing for a student! Now that I live in New England, and find some seriously old graves, the atmosphere seems a little more crowded, you know what I mean? Many more dead people. You aren't the only one, by a long shot!
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    Nothing odd about it, what do you think anthropologists do? lol at least you are not digging them up!

    I like to walk through one on ocassion, gives me a sense of why I'm here and how lucky I am to still be walking among my fellows. Gives new perspective, tells you history of life and death and gives a small corner of peace in an otherwards crazy world.

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    I would love to wander around in cemeteries, but sadly I don't have any near. There are a few downtown that are really old and seem really intriguing though.
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    I love to wander around cemeteries and just absorb all the feelings and such that fil the atmoshpere there.Different sections and diferent graves give off different vibes.For example,The saddest section(s) for me are the childrens graves,I always get a feeling of curriosity and loss,And offten times playfulness aswell though.Its as if the children know that they lost out on the chance to explore and really live.

    The happiest section(if there is sucha thing)is of the elderly,those who died after they had happily lived their lives to the fullest and were content to pass on to death.

    I spend alot of time at cemeteries studying,thinking or pacing and such.

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