Quiet Beauty of the Dead

Today is Halloween – Day of the Dead

Memorial stones honor the dead long after all who ever knew them are gone and under their own stones. There is a quiet beauty in tombstones and cemeteries. As I walk through these places I don’t feel fear but the sense of loss and love, mixed with air thick with memories and stories.

Contrary to some popular fiction, Vampires don’t live in these places, maybe hide out, but it is the place for those who are no longer going to walk among us.

Today I want to share a few of the beautiful headstones and memorials  in the Old Sacramento Cemetery.

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In memory of those we loved and still love,

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

8 thoughts on “Quiet Beauty of the Dead

  1. There is a simple, quiet beauty and a sense of lasting love when you look at these beautiful memorials of those who have walked the paths before us. Thanks for sharing J.

  2. Yes, thank you for sharing. I have fond memories of walking the cemetery in my old college town with my mother and grandmother. There is something peaceful about it. We loved reading the names and dates on the tombstones.

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