Friday, March 19, 2010

Cemetary Art

It has been said a people are judged by the way they treat their dead. Once families regularly visited graves, tenderly planting flowers and shurbs, and adding elaborate headstones with impressive art sculptures. Where Victorian trends tended to be overly concerned with the dead, the modern trend to replacing headstones with numbers and flat headstones to enhance mowing efficiency seems merely crass and distant. If a people are judged by how they treat their dead, one has to wonder what history will say of us?

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