Read in a Cemetery

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.

– Kris


2 thoughts on “Read in a Cemetery

  1. I love reading in the cemetery (and cemeteries in general)! How nice to find someone else who finds cemeteries peaceful rather than creepy. 🙂

    When I was little, some 40 years ago, my family even used to make regular visits and/or take little picnics to the one where my parents had their headstone reserved early. My father only passed away three years ago, so it was there for several decades before it was needed. 🙂

    It’s nice, too, that you fulfilled your goal of visiting Gerry Bertier’s gravesite. I’d like to do that myself someday.

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