User Tag List

12 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 17

  1. #1
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default The Graveyard's Untold Stories

    Have you ever taken the opportunity to walk through a graveyard and consider the names and dates on the stones? I have. I will look at the grave marker of a man who died before the Great War and wonder, what was he like? What was his favorite food? Was he brisk, attentive, melancholy? What was his story? And I mourn not for the man, but for the richly detailed story of the man's life... a story that died away in pieces, as the last people who had ever known him also passed away.

    Every marker in the graveyard represents thousands of days both good and bad, each with its own experiences and feelings and acts and impulses and thoughts, and the book of them is closed and sealed forever, never to be opened again. These were people, with hopes and dreams and vices and secrets, now all gone.

    That's the sense I get when I wander through a graveyard. Does anyone else sense that?

  2. #2
    Listening Oaky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    SLI None
    Posts
    6,168

    Default

    Do you ever wonder if he knew one of your ancestors? That if he didn't trip over when he was 10 years old the change of events could have been that you'd never be born?

  3. #3
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    xkcd
    Enneagram
    9w1 sx/sp
    Socionics
    INT_
    Posts
    10,733

    Default

    I thought this was about TypeC's Graveyard.


    My church has a graveyard. One of the ghost tours in Old Town ends in it. Some interesting stories. Graveyards can be fascinating.

  4. #4
    Was E.laur Laurie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    MBTI
    ENFP
    Enneagram
    7w6
    Socionics
    ENFp
    Posts
    6,075

    Default

    I love graveyards. I love seeing the history there. I found a stone in an old graveyard around here "bugler in the rev war" I want to tour all the little graveyards around the area but I have never gotten around to it. I don't enjoy new graveyards like the old ones you find in the weirdest places.

  5. #5
    Ghost Monkey Soul Vizconde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    4,474

    Default

    I love a nice graveyard.

    There is this one near where I live that is right over the ocean. A lot of rich people are buried their and they have some cool gravestones (like a 24' pyramid). Makes a casual walk with a friend a little bit more entertaining/spiritual. With Halloween/All Souls Day/All Saints Day just around the corner, it is time appropriate too.

    When I get a grave stone I want it to be in a shape of a stone bench so people will be able to sit next to me when they go for graveyard strolls.
    I redact everything I have written or will write on this forum prior to, subsequent with and or after the fact of its writing. For entertainment purposes only and not to be taken seriously nor literally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Spamtar - a strange combination of boorish drunkeness and erudite discussions, or what I call "an Irish academic"

  6. #6
    Ghost Monkey Soul Vizconde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    4,474

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I thought this was about TypeC's Graveyard..
    Me too, thought it was gonna be like one of those "Best of...the worst" type threads of sifting through the Graveyard forum for a few gems.
    I redact everything I have written or will write on this forum prior to, subsequent with and or after the fact of its writing. For entertainment purposes only and not to be taken seriously nor literally.

    Quote Originally Posted by Edgar View Post
    Spamtar - a strange combination of boorish drunkeness and erudite discussions, or what I call "an Irish academic"

  7. #7
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I thought this was about TypeC's Graveyard.
    Who knows what is buried there?

    ... i always think about the people and their narratives when I walk through a graveyard.
    And I wonder who will walk near my grave and wonder about me, once I am dead.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  8. #8
    Listening Oaky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/so
    Socionics
    SLI None
    Posts
    6,168

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I thought this was about TypeC's Graveyard.
    Same. It would have been an interesting thread.

  9. #9
    Phantonym
    Guest

    Default

    Graveyards make me feel uneasy. I can't stand being around them for too long. Too sad. I do start to think about all the people and what kind of lives they've lived, what happened to them. I loved reading the names on the tombstones when I was a kid, I didn't fully realize the meaning of the place very well then.

  10. #10
    FigerPuppet
    Guest

    Default

    That's the sense I get when I wander through a graveyard. Does anyone else sense that?
    Yes.

Similar Threads

  1. The random picture and stories thread
    By Synapse in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 68
    Last Post: 06-18-2016, 01:45 AM
  2. Like that untold story in your head, I'd like to be typed!
    By Punderstorm in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 05-03-2016, 04:05 PM
  3. What do you think about the massive tax evasion story out of Panama?
    By Survive & Stay Free in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-15-2016, 07:32 PM
  4. You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Studios Story
    By pure_mercury in forum Arts & Entertainment
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-26-2008, 10:37 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO