Our Quiet Neighbors

dscn0002Seriously, the dead are very quiet. Other people wonder how I can stand to have a graveyard so close to my house.

My thoughts: most of the people buried in this particular patch of green have been gone for a very long time. Their resting place is the open space for everyone around here, including a safe trail for the local wildlife to get from green space to green space. Every so often I’ve seen one of the local foxes trotting through the area at dusk.

It’s the drunk and disorderly who break the peace around here. Besides, if the graveyard wasn’t here, something grim and gigantic would probably have been built here back in the 1950s, when there was a building boom. Instead, it’s like having a little bit of the country imported from Jane Austen’s books.

So, any unusual places in your neighborhood that give you calm?

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5 Responses to “Our Quiet Neighbors”


  1. 1 Naomi February 22, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Well, I like the cemetery I walk past every day for the same reason you like the one by you…

  2. 2 centria February 22, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I think cemeteries can be lovely places to stroll or visit. Very peaceful. We live in the middle of the woods, so most places around our house bring feelings of calm and peace. Thanks for sharing this post. I see you’re a knitter. I’ve knit a total of four hats. That’s about it…

    • 3 wordtapestry February 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm

      Centria: Living in the middle of the woods can be very peaceful. I daydream about vacations outside of the city, but for now I’ll take what peaceful scenery I can get. Thanks for visiting.

  3. 4 magnusmog February 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    We have a beautiful little river and a dam which fills me with joy. Not too unusual but I love it.

    I grew up along the road from a graveyard and it didn’t do me any harm either:)


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