I was sitting in my car, at an intersection, waiting for the light to turn green, when I glanced over towards the passenger side of the car and noticed a cemetery.
In the last few years that I've lived in this part of town, I must have passed this way hundreds of times, but never noticed this very small, inconspicuous cemetery next to a BP gas station.
The headstones looked old fashioned and were darkened with crud like old brick buildings get that need to be power washed.
I also noticed there were no flowers on any of the graves, unlike the cemetery a few miles further down the road. That one has flowers on almost all the headstones. Flags everywhere too.
I’m thinking that the people in this little old cemetery have probably been there sooo long that even their relatives are all dead and are in cemeteries somewhere too.
I also noticed a sign that read: Hours -
to Sunset. Sunrise
Being close to Halloween, I immediately thought of ghosts. And that made me think of the afterlife.
And I do believe that there’s an afterlife. I’m just not sure how it works.
Here are a few theories.
1) You die and go straight to heaven (or hell).
2) You die and go into a neutral holding place and wait for Judgment Day.
3) You die and that’s it. Nothing more. You were no big deal. Just a blip in time.
4) You die and wait in your grave (or urn) until the final Judgment Day.
Well, that got me thinking.
What if the last idea is what happens?
What if all the people in their graves are still there? Waiting?
Like in this little cemetery?
And if so, are they just lying and waiting? (Is it laying or lying? I never know.)
Or are their spirits free to move around while they wait?
Well, that got me thinking. Perhaps the cemetery sign should read:
Hours for living people –
– Sunset Sunrise
Hours for dead people – All the time