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Hello Dad

Visited dad yesterday, on the first day of Ramadan, the fasting month. The cemetery was very quiet in the evening, and the grass were dying in the hot sun, severely ended by the herbicide sprayed last week by the caretaker.

I rarely visit my father's grave, though he is only less than a 5 minute drive away. If my mom didn't prompt me the other day, I might continue through life without remembering him (much).

So I visited him, cleaned up around his gravestones and had a mental chat with him; about me being divorced, his expectation of me coming true - a not so devout son with indifference to life, about my lost LG cable etc etc. He didn't answer. So what do you expect?

So here's a pic of the cemetery, with my Dad's grave foremost. And no, I don't feel anything about being alone in a place filled by dead bodies. In fact I did real photography sessions at some Chinese tombs because of my fascination with their ancient statues.

Bye Dad. We will meet again.

9 comments:

Aizan Suhaira said...

It has been years since I visited my grandfather's grave. And I loved him to bits.

He's always in my mind and in my heart. But visiting the graveyard is extremely depressing. And uncomfortable. The hot sun, the insects, the trekking towards my grandfather's grave... urghhh....

Spencer L Casey said...

Pretty cool gravestone. I haven't been to my father's since he passed twenty years ago. Nice that you stopped by to tell him how the Gecko's are stealing your cords.

SLC

Shadowthorne said...

Aizan; I visit graves during the early morning or late evening. Fortunately my dad's grave has few mosquitoes.

Shadowthorne said...

SLC; You and your conspiracy theory.

Radio Nowhere said...

This has to be one of the more intriguing, interesting and quietly heartbreaking tales of a cemetery visit.

Shadowthorne said...

Radio N; 'More intriguing' from whom or what? Me or others? Erm and no, the heart does not break easily anymore. :)

Even through that divorce.

SSQuo said...

:) This is sweet. I think he is listening even if he didnt respond!


On a slightly relevant note (not post wise, but the your thrill about being around dead bodies), have you read the book 'stiff by mary roach'. if you havent, please order it right now! i think u will enjoy it. If you were closer you coulda borrowed it :)

SSQuo said...

:) This is sweet. I think he is listening even if he didnt respond!


On a slightly relevant note (not post wise, but the your thrill about being around dead bodies), have you read the book 'stiff by mary roach'. if you havent, please order it right now! i think u will enjoy it. If you were closer you coulda borrowed it :)

Shadowthorne said...

SSQuo; Oh you are alive! I thought the abyss had swollen you.

Thanks for the tip, will try to find the book.

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