I Went to the Cemetery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    Say a Little Hello

    Some people find the cemetery to be a dark and gloomy place that is only really visited on sad occasions. But as a child I didn't. I had to walk through a cemetery on my way home from school every day (well I didn't have to, but it was the quickest way home) and I never saw it...
    Elilaa Elilaa
    26-30, F
    Jun 24, 2009

    Morbid Obsession

    I love to wonder through a cemetary allowing the dead to lead me. There is an utter silence that relaxes me and allows me to reflect on my own mortality. I fear my enjoyment of the dead will lead me to miss out on life. But then again, death is a part of life.
    Oddlydark22 Oddlydark22
    22-25, F
    Oct 7, 2012

    To Read Aloud The Names

               Is it a sin or poetic jester to read aloud the names of those who lay sleeping beneath our feet, some of whom, their names remain unspoken for a hundred years or more. Does it stir their eternal souls?            Chiseled into stone are the dates of...
    whitepine1 whitepine1
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 8, 2013


    I quite enjoy reading gravestones. I'd actually like the visit the cemetery here to read some of the gravestones, or to go back to my old town to reread some of the ones I've read to see how they affect me now.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2009

    Here Lies a Forgotten Tranquility

    I LOVE walking through cemeteries. I used to visit a lot of them with an old friend. We would have amazing conversations about anything including deep spirituality. In addition to this, we would look for oldest tombstones read them and analyze the styles used to...
    Azoru Azoru
    Mar 30, 2009

    My Fascination

    I love going to Cemeteries to take pictures and explore. I've been to 3 in the last year: -Pittsburgh, PA -Silver Spoons, MS -Pampa, TX I'd love to travel around to visit cemeteries and ghost towns around the world. I am especially fascinated in visiting parts of ...
    SzabadeletSzabadmadar SzabadeletSzabadmadar
    26-30, F
    Aug 5, 2009

    A Great Place to Reflect On Life

    Cemetery visits always help me to appreciate life more due to the contemplation that it provokes. Besides, it's peaceful and conducive to meditation as well as amusing when it comes to reading the stones. But I only like to go when it is comfortable, which for me is clear, cool...
    DocThommahawk DocThommahawk
    51-55, M
    Sep 2, 2009

    I Enjoy Them

    Not in the morbid, emo/goth kind of way.  They're extremely peaceful and I enjoy searching for the oldest tombstones. My grandparents live across the road from an old cemetary and I went there to take pictures for a project for Girl Scouts once.  I don't remember the...
    axelval axelval
    18-21, T
    Mar 30, 2009

    And Saw a Respectful Array of Memorials,

    but also wondered why there is a need to waste so much space for a mortal remain and a capitalist collusion that takes advantage of the grieving remainder. Use the body to reclaim the elements, not to make a thousand year, long-forgotten monument to tangible mortality.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 11, 2009

    Cemetery Purples (hues of Blue, See, But Not Quite)

    “Would you like to come with us to the cemetery?” doesn’t always get a yes, but cemeteries of different cultures, different religions, are always interesting, so I wanted to go. I took off my yellow hat as I went in that green gate.  The...
    tearaway tearaway
    22-25, F
    18 Responses May 2, 2009

    I Just Visit My Father's Cemetery

    I just came back from my father's grave, where I will be in the same place one day when the time comes.It reminds me of my father, how I really missed him each second and whenever I go, he remain in my heart. I can still remember my father's feature clearly and it does not...
    AnnaBellaRockz AnnaBellaRockz
    22-25, F
    Apr 28, 2012

    Grew Up Around Them

    My dad works in the funeral planning business, so ever since I was little I have been around cemeteries. They don't scare me. I actually find them quite relaxing and interesting. Ill go "cemetery hopping" as I call it, and visit different cemeteries. I don't know anyone who has...
    kadairdavis kadairdavis
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2010

    When I go to cemeteries I feel

    so grounded. I have been feeling crazy energies all day today. Me and my boyfriend came to the Calvary cemetery in east Los Angeles to visit his great grandmother and ever since we got here I have felt so good and all if the excess energy is gone and I feel so "light" and happy...
    Alacranito Alacranito
    31-35, M
    Apr 18, 2014

    Many Times

    I don't have anyone to visit really, all my friends are buried too many different places and so I just visit random people and talk to them.
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    Apr 5, 2011
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