August 29, 2009
Gravesight / Grave Site
The funeral has reached Arlington Cemetery in the twilight of the day. All that is visible are the gleaming whites of the honor guard and the gold glints of their many medals. It is so tough to watch because it must be unimaginably hard for those who are participants of the ceremonies. Being at funerals before when bodies are placed into the ground is devastating. Perhaps that is why I watch this so closely so I can continue my own process of healing from the deaths in my family this year and the deaths at the cattery. The priest at the gravesite has said the kindest of all...that it is somehow fitting for a funeral to take place in the twilight in the promise of the light of the next day after the darkness of the night.