Hi everyone, and happy Monday!
I know Mondays don't tend to be the happiest day of the week, but I once had a Theatre professor who could get our entire 150 person lecture to shout "HAPPY MONDAY" back at her, every week, and you know, I think that moment really helped making Mondays a day that really was happy. So, HAPPY MONDAY everyone!!
I have some (older) pics to share today. I mentioned here that I took a detour through a cemetery by my house (where I like to take outfit photos, actually!) back at the end of December, and took some photos of interesting gravestones. Something I like about this cemetery, is that it has some extremely old stones (the one from 1836 is amazing) practically right next to modern headstones. I didn't take photos of the more recent ones, as they tend to be much less ornate (or interesting period, if we're being honest).
Headstones seem to have gotten really... boring. As a monument to someone's life, I wish that the engraving could really add something to the stone, and perhaps say something about the person. I tend to be in Jewish cemeteries most frequently, and the majority of headstones have a Star of David, or perhaps a Menorah, and that's all. In London Ontario, I found a stone with a T-Rex on it, and I hope to visit it every time I am there, even though I don't know the person to whom it belongs. I want my headstone some day to be really wild. If it isn't going to be a work of art, my family really ought not to bother with it. But if you want a place to visit "me", make it something cool to look at, you know? Morbid enough for ya? Get used to it!
|You really appreciate how far medicine has come when you see a headstone like this. I thought the inscription was lovely.|
I tend not to edit my photos much, but I tried doing a bit more to these to get a bit of a "moody" feeling going. I'm not sure how I feel about it, however. Any thoughts? I suppose that's why I stay away from editing besides a bit of colour correction, I can't seem to look at that side objectively yet! So I'd appreciate a bit of feedback if you feel one way or another about it :)