Completed: 13. Read in a Cemetery
I didn’t mention it in this blost post, but I was unsuccessful the first time I tried to visit Gerry Bertier’s gravesite. It was cold and snowy and I had arrived to the grounds later in the day. The cemetery office was closed and I wasn’t going to walk through hundreds of graves just to find the one I was looking for, so I decided I would complete my goal of reading in a cemetery instead.
Looking back, the fact that I did this makes me laugh. I can only imagine what a black male, strolling around a cemetery during off hours, reading a book, looks like from the outside. If I saw the scene, I would probably think that guy was a psycho.
I’ve said this before, but I feel such peace in cemeteries. I took this opportunity to read about Buddhism, another bucket list item. I stayed for about twenty minutes because as I mentioned, it was really cold, but I stayed long enough to appreciate the quiet; reading on this interesting subject matter.
“Why don’t you just read in a library?” you may be wondering. I actually look at libraries the same way people might look at cemeteries: creepy and scary.