Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A Small Village Cemetery Clean Up

Last weekend some immediate family members and myself joined a group of folks {much of them extended family} in the annual Spring clean up of a cemetery where many of my Ancestors are buried. It was a wonderful morning blessed with good weather, no black flies, hard work, and warm hearts.

My purpose for being there was a deliberate act of devotion, and after seeing how lovingly people tended to the graves and resting place of our Dearly Departed, I conclude that it was the same for everyone else.

Given that Ancestor reverence plays a big role in my spiritual faith and work, I am very lucky to have a place to go to where I can directly commune with my own Ancestors. For this I am grateful and I hope that this tradition continues long after I am laid to rest in the same place.



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