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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Elmwood Cemetery - Charlotte, NC

Elmwood Cemetery: Jones - Putto, originally uploaded by johnncox.

It's a lovely piece. I hate that I'm forced to see beyond the stone and serenity of landscape. I can't help but envision the parents who had such a special piece placed there-- for their baby son. I wish there was someway I could express the anguish by which they invested in the sculpture. I guess you'll have to trust me when I say that having to invest in such a stone is surreal and hurts the soul in ways beyond comprehension.


tim bogert said...

elmwood is an amazing place. our son, cole is also there, and i can speak from a similar viewpoint that it's excruciating picking a stone for your child. there are so many markers for children. we see a new one every time we visit. and feel a connection to the parents, even through the distance of time.

we visit 'cole's park' every weekend for the past two years, and i always come away more at peace then before our visit.