The Border Between Life And Death

But which side is which?

One corner of a cemetery with a wooden fence separating the world of the dead from the world of the living.

But that separation is an illusion.

Cemeteries are full of life and light  –  flowers and trees, birds and butterflies, and people too.

They are beautiful parks dedicated to the loving memory of those who are no longer with us.

Words and photo by Aditix. All rights reserved.

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9 Responses to The Border Between Life And Death

  1. Beautiful scene – sunlight and shade on either side of the fence brings out the simultaneous separation and connection visually, and of course your thought-provoking title may evoke different answers! To me, while enjoying light and shade on this side now, the light side beyond the fence represents the eternal future. -). As the angel said to the women at Jesus’ tomb: “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, he is risen, as he said.” Is that a gate in the corner of the fence, or just an opening? I like the German word for cemetery, Friedhof, translates as “peace yard.” Your picture certainly looks like a “park of peace.” You can almost feel the breeze rustling gently in the trees. 🙂

    • Aditix says:

      Yes, you are right about sunlight and shade on each side on the fence, a natural divide with strong symbolism.
      There is no gate in this part of the fence and I can’t see any opening either.
      I like the expression “park of peace”. Yes, that’s what all cemeteries feel like to me. 🙂

  2. Laura says:

    I have heard that many years ago the cemeteries were used as parks and people used to have picnics there. During the industrial age, it was one of the few places with green grass and trees.

    • Aditix says:

      That’s interesting, I haven’t heard that before. They are still like beautiful and peaceful parks to me, but I don’t think I would have a picnic there. Birds and other animals do however. 🙂

  3. DG MARYOGA says:

    What a lovely corner full of life,bright greens and beautiful light,dear Aditix!
    Is death the end of everything or the biginning of a new life?Nice concept with a touch of philosophy.Let’s live our lifespan in happiness!Hugs to you my friend 🙂 ❤ xxx

    • Aditix says:

      That’s an interesting question, I feel it’s the beginning rather that the end.
      So good to see you here again dear Doda. 🙂 I have thought of you many times this summer and I hope you are doing well.
      A big hug. 🙂 ❤

  4. joeythebuddhist says:

    Life and death, the big “Don’t know” 😉

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