Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tell Me Thursday - Angel

This lovely angel was part of a family plot marker in a beautiful Jewish cemetery near a military park we visited this past weekend. This cemetery was so beautiful and peaceful, even though it was right in the middle of town, next to a busy road and of course the military park.

About a month ago, the boys and I read the book Ms. Katz and Tush which shows a visit to a Jewish Cemetery as Ms. Katz reads her Kaddish and places a small rock on her husband's grave to mean remembering. We were amazed to see many, many small stones all over the graves in this cemetery and were touched by the love and remembrance they symbolized.

This post is linked to Tell Me Thursday.

4 comments:

The Blonde Diaries said...

What an old statue. It is still very beautiful though.

I have never been to a Jewish Cemetery but there is one not too far from my apartment. I remember a few years ago someone mentioning that there are no flowers there but rocks instead. I would love to stop by one day and see it all.

Danielle said...

We love cemeteries at our house. Because it is just as you said peaceful. We always gravitate to cemeteries to walk at. There aren't big crowds and it quiet! That is beautiful statue!

Gabriel said...

Very nice image; I liked your story as well. I too sometimes enjoy the solitude and tranquillity of cemeteries...

Melanie said...

I hadn't heard of that book before, but it's on hold now from our library! I always get such great info from your blog!