Old cemeteries are what some theologians have called “thin” places—places where the veil separating two worlds is translucent. (Patrick C. Pritchard)

Love one another
in life, in death, forever—
how thin is the veil!

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Panteon Municipal, Zapopan, Jalisco, México
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Posted on November 1, 2011, in Carry on Tuesday, Dia de Bloglandia, Dia de Los Muertos, REDnesday, Ruby Tuesday, senryu, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. The veil is indeed thin, and we must learn to live that one day, any day, we shall pass through.
    Impressive reminder this cemetery with flowers in abundance.
    In Norway we celebrate All Saints Day today.

  2. Of course a thin veil it is!! The space is so narrow between life and death, that it is wise to maintain the close relationship at all times!! Great reminder in the Haiku!!

    Coming from COT.

  3. A beautiful photograph and a timely reminder – thank you for this.
    Warm wishes from England x

  4. It is very meaningful to me that we have all connected today in celebration of the Day of the Dead. I believe that those who have passed before us are celebrating right along with us. All one has to do is think about the fine line between life and death to know that we are all one.
    It is nice to meet you.
    ♥ audrey

  5. You swept me back into the cemeteries in Oaxaca and San Miguel with your photo and lovely haiku. Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

  6. The veil is are right. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Beautiful photo. Memories. Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing the beauty of the Diaz’s beautiful site.

  8. Yes death is only next door, a minute, a second away. I visited it once and must say I don’t remember anything.
    Oddly enough I do feel at peace in cemeteries.

  9. The veil is indeed thin.
    We must always keep in mind how we will be remembered and what legacy will we leave behind.

  10. your post reminds me of home. i used to spend Nov 1 in the cemetery with my family and relatives. to honor our dead.

  11. I like this…a thin place…beautiful photograph!

  12. I take great comfort in knowing the veil is thin. Thanks for reminding me about that. When I was a kid growing up my dad and I went to the cemetery where my grandparents were buried (Glen Haven in the Sun Valley, CA area). We always brought flowers, trimmed the gravestones, and remembered. My own parents are buried there now and I haven’t visited for at least 25 years, though I do have photos of the gravestones. I’m one of those odd folks who love cemeteries as sacred spaces and when I am traveling alone, I always take time to photograph and journal in these sacred places.

  13. Great poem and photo.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  14. Beautiful photograph to go with beautiful words. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Sending love to you this day and always

  16. This is a great haiku! You have said so much in these few words. Someday we will pass through this thin veil.

  17. this is so beautiful. thank you for joining us for dia de los muertos and honoring our loved ones.

  18. I used to be so scared of cemeteries but now I find them very fascinating..Christine

  19. {{ how thin is the veil!

    the cross in the background
    made by the power*line poles.

    i am a Big Fan of happenstance…

  20. The love is ever present in this circle, and through all seasons to time indefinite.

    Sue x

  21. On this thinnest of veiled days, our everyday saints are particularly with us.

  22. Wonderful photo, and poem! Thank you for sharing!

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