Every Saturday, I share my weekly Artist Date.
Over the last four years, as I travel south to visit my daughter at Purdue University, I’ve noticed several small cemeteries along the route I drive. I’ve always wanted to stop and wander about, and my Artist Date gave me the perfect reason to slow down, pull off the highway and take a look.
The cemetery is still in active use, but it has graves dating back to the 1840’s.
It is a country cemetery, with farmland on all sides.
As I walked among the graves, I felt a mix of feelings and emotions…reverence, curiosity, sadness, regret, peace and a little of the macabre.
I felt both welcome and an intruder.
All the lives and stories, now silent.
Some remembered, some forgotten.
It was interesting walking through a cemetery for an Artist Date. It actually spoke more to the writer in me than the painter. I was intrigued, and I will do it again.