Strange as it may seem to some, I find cemeteries peaceful places and I enjoy spending time in them. I also recently have found that I enjoy photographing them. I’m mostly fascinated by the overall aesthetic of a cemetery, how the stones are placed, the ways they’ve shifted and changed over time, the unique carvings and motifs, decorative arrangements like walls and gates into another realm of consciousness; it all fascinates me and I would love to become more involved in photographing cemeteries. Here are some photos I took at the Crystal Valley Cemetery, in Manitou Springs, Colorado:
Friday, July 8, 2011
I notice a lot of people these days are so insensitive and quick to criticize others in a negative way. Everyone should be careful to judge people because we never know what experiences others have had and what they have learned from them. Or what surroundings and influences they grew up with. Nobody is perfect. That is what makes us all unique. Embrace your flaws. Never compare yourself to the best others can do and always try to treat people with respect. Never let the the negative people keep you from doing whats right. I realize that no matter how much you care about somebody it doesn't mean they will care about you back. & Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesnt mean they don't love you with all they have.So you should live every day like it's your last, treat people the way you want to be treated, and always leave loved ones with loving words. The smallest bit of love can make someones day brighter.