“One grave in every graveyard belongs to the ghouls. Wander any graveyard long enough and you will find it – water stained and bulging, with cracked or broken stone, scraggly grass or rank weeds about it, and a feeling, when you reach it, of abandonment. It may be colder than the other gravestones, too, and the name on the stone is all too often impossible to read. If there is a statue on the grave it will be headless or so scabbed with fungus and lichens as to look like fungus itself. If one grave in a graveyard looks like a target for petty vandals,that is the ghoul-gate. If the grave wants to make you be somewhere else, that is the ghoul-gate.” ~Neil Gaiman
I went hunting in the local cemetery for some weeping angels this morning. They are, by far, the scariest “monsters” in my opinion. That most recent episode of Doctor Who was mega creepy. Baby angels? Giant liberty angel? *shudder*
I found some angels and a cupid, but none were actually weeping.
I don’t find cemeteries creepy. I have lived in a few houses near them in my time. Not intentionally, but I did enjoy the quiet, alone time that a walk through one offers.
My walk today was through the older section of our local. There were so many crumbling stones and tangles weeds. A lot of these graves no longer have visitors. I felt a bit sad for that.
I wonder what the style of graves will be in the future. In the past they were huge shrines with statues, pillars and cast iron fences. Now that are square marble pillars, except for that one I saw made of natural stone. That was really nice.
Will we even have graves in the future or will everyone be cremated?