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  Life in a cemetry
by Sharrie

Fondest memory: There is life, there is death.
It's basically a cycle. Just like seasons.

I was in Zakopane for 2 nights.
Zakopane is the resort gateway to Mt. Tatras National Park.
It was where I realised given the right circumstances I am able to enjoy the simplest things in life just as much as the "big" things in life.

2 "events" stand out:

1) A visit to the cemetry.
I was told to do so in Warsaw by Alina & Robert. Ok, I've been to many cemetries. Some very massive ones like those in Buenos Aires & Punta Arenas.
I thought, well, if I find time I will.
Actually, the visit was more to the small wooden church. But since it was so tiny, I just took a few steps further.
In a cemetry, you often realise your own mortality. I think that's natural. & the thought "ultimately nothing matters".
This time round, I didn't quite "see" death... but life.
It was truly a "strange" but delightful experience.
I noticed a lot of trees in this cemetry.
Literally across the entire cemetry!
Trees... those wonderful trees!
Someone said "where there is dog, there is hope!" ;-)
I think "where there is tree, there is life".
Wonderful, don't you think?

2) A walk in the local park.
I thought I saw a church across the other end of the park. But I never found the church. The path didn't lead the way.
Instead, I found peace; peace of mind.
It was truly truly nice to walk through the small park near my hotel at Villa Marilor.
Nothing unusual about the park, but somehow the atmosphere, the weather & the mood were perfect.
No inner turmoil. Just peace.
So, the simplest thing in life does leave lasting impression!
That's a great revelation to me!
I wonder what the future holds!?

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  • Written May 18, 2004
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