Greetings to those who are not dead!
Today we visited another graveyard for more research and creepy pictures. This time we went to a beautiful catholic graveyard. Boy, do they know how to die.
The graveyard like all graveyards was rife with inspiration to the kind of stories and suggestive subtext I want to have in Boon Hill. Things like this...
There's so much here I don't even know where to start. We have a man who served in WWII. A nickname of Joy for the girl. We can assume they were married. But who knows? Maybe they're siblings. The 'back together again' epitaph, but only one of them is dead. Promising to be completed some day. This is a grave that just reeks subtext in a way I find fascinating. There's so much about both their lives here in this simple plaque.
Here's another one I think was rife with stories. This was a family grave. A different color from the rest. I won't go into the stuff I see in it, you can just look it over yourself. See if you think it's as interesting as I do.
There's also this one:
Which I just thought was great. What a lovely epitaph. I hope someone says something that nice about me after I'm gone.
There's a ton of more photos I took, but those were the best ones I think. Just keeping you all abreast that I'm indeed researching and working on the project!
Also, Emily Short did a nice little blurb over on her blog here: http://emshort.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/assorted-projects/ talking about Boon Hill.
Donations are still coming in at a fairly good rate and I'd like to thank all the new backers, and those old backers that have not decided to pull out of the project. You are all my glory friends!
Talk to you all soon.