“To Hear the Dead” (Spoon River Anthology)

Last night, under a brilliant moon, the dead spoke.
They reminisced, they danced, they spoke secrets and shared dreams…..dreams now silent in an eternal rest under the ground.
This was Spoon River Anthology at Green-Wood Cemetery, in Brooklyn.
Under the skillful direction of Tom Andolora, the talented cast of actors, and the eerie candlelit darkness among the cemetery stones, the dead come to life in Edgar Lee Masters’ monologues.
It is a magical experience to see a theatrical performance on stage; it is an incomparable experience to watch it among the dead. Their silent stones speak as loudly as the actors. One cannot watch Spoon River without pondering one’s own mortal time on this earth.
I am a writer, I like to observe and listen.
As we boarded the trolley to come back to the entrance gate, I listened to the people around me. Each one was discussing one of the stories of Spoon River. I particularly enjoyed hearing those discuss the mother’s Civil War letters, as I own an historic farmhouse in Gettysburg.
A director seeks to get his vision across to the public, to touch them in unique ways. Listening to the conversations in the trolley, Tom Andolora accomplished this goal.
Spoon River Anthology will touch you in a way as unique as the story’s setting. Sometimes the silent, dark places illuminate our souls most intently.

(pictured are the Gates of Green-Wood, under last night’s Solstice Moon)
Moonlit GatesNamaste,
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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