13 Jun

17 Responses to “Mortality”

  1. rollingharbour June 13, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Oh no! Your blog name, already somewhat morbid, is infecting your output… I’ll concentrate on the nice incised lettering… ATB from RH

  2. Nowan Zen June 13, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    When it’s my time, I want no marker. Remember that I lived, not as some pile of compost.

    • Cold Dead Heart June 13, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      You see…I’m all for cremation. But it is interesting when you see these markers. That actually wasn’t in a graveyard. It was off to the side of an Inn I visited. I thought it oddly random.

      • Ricardo Vilela June 13, 2012 at 10:39 am #

        A little bit morbid, but ok it’s like a reflection of your name blog. ­čśÇ

      • Cold Dead Heart June 13, 2012 at 11:05 am #

        My name garners a lot of attention, but I kind of feel I’m the least morbid person I know. Maybe ironical…lol.

      • Ricardo Vilela June 13, 2012 at 11:10 am #

        Got it… Anyway keep it up your nice work on here. ­čÖé

  3. inmemoryofcharlottejmurphree June 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    One of my favorite pass times is to visit places such as these…large and small. I am subject of stopping on the side of the road to view a patch of land with only three or four. There is a story, a life or family life told with each one your read. Great job.

    • Cold Dead Heart June 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      Thank you…it definitely brings home mortality, but it’s also interesting to see how we honor our dead. It was just sad because it was obviously a child. Yes, morbid.

  4. unclerave June 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    The born date looks incomplete. Perhaps this was a first attempt/practice headstone that didn’t quite work out. Maybe that’s why it ended up at an inn, instead of in a cemetery. It has a certain charm.

    — YUR

  5. m5son June 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    I find it much more object as art than morbid. 1857……right before I was born! I like the stone for a variety of reasons. It is tactile, and more than a little interesting. Cool shot.

    • Cold Dead Heart June 14, 2012 at 6:30 am #

      Thanks…I thought it was interesting too. And I liked how it was just casually sitting near some rusted machinery.

  6. inmemoryofcharlottejmurphree June 14, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Your shot of the gravestone is outstanding, these can be found in many places left by the side of the road by travelers; or a family member of the original family who owned the land. As for your blog, the title did not get my attention, it was the work within. Also, having a child who died two years ago; in no way do I find the photograph morbid. Great work, one of my daily joys…going to your site. ajm

    • Cold Dead Heart June 14, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      I so appreciate your kind words. I’m sorry for your loss and glad you didn’t find it morbid. I don’t give a lot of thought to what I photograph beyond it’s something I want to capture. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog too…and will delve further in when I have more time. I look forward to more conversations.

  7. karmicdiva June 14, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Great photo. thanks

  8. V. Lyn July 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I wrote this when I was about 10-12? “How will you take death?” the fool asked “With happiness for the life I’ve lead and with sadness for the life I’ve left behind.”

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