Re: observation while walking in a Jewish cemetery #general


E. Hunter <hushline@...>
 

Visitors to the gravesite leave some stones to indicate that someone
has been there. It's a sign that that there is still someone around who
remembers and cares and takes the time. The cemetery in which my own
mother is buried is so well-manicured that I put stones >from my own
backyard in my pocket before I make a cemetery visit. In a way that I
can't quite explain, leaving the stones makes me feel as if I'm somehow
also leaving a bit of myself and my abiding affection there between my
visits. I often do the same when I visit non-Jewish graves.

Elissa Hunter

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