“What you are…………we were”

“Quello che siete, fummo”

“What you are, we were………..

“Quello che siamo, sarite”

“What we are, you shall be”…….……

This is a quote from an Italian Cemetery……..but its meaning transcends culture and time……..

The words speak from those buried in the ground…..to those walking above…….

To me, it is the most powerful quote…..for it encompasses life’s journey…….the beginning of life and the beginning of death.

All of us who trod the earth are walking above the remains of those before us……and one day we will be walked upon as well………

Perhaps Death is not something to be feared……….for in each of our ending steps, commences the steps of our beginning path.

A quote from a well known American sums up the thoughts of a life well lived very succinctly……

“Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain”~~~~Samuel Clemens……

I love to wander cemeteries, the dead speak so eloquently amidst the crumbling stones and tangled vines…….

Every man made stone crumbles……every God made vine rejuvenates…….

The stones and the vines speak along with the dead……..

Cemeteries are peaceful places…..quiet places to listen…….and hear what speaks to you.

“Quello che siete, fummo”…….

“Quello che siamo, sarite”……..

Namaste,

Shirl

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About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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