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Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona

among the tombstones
walking with the ancestors
on this sacred day

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 6, 2015, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Carpe Diem, cemetery, Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday Too, Yuma, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I am thinking of the Day of the Dead and how we can include the ones who have died into our lives, usually it is the beg hole they leave when they go, but I think we can make a conscious effort to keep them close.

    That Day

    how to talk about your departure the most profound goodbye i have ever heard

    or not for you didn’t say a word maybe the words had already been spoken

    nothing could be changed it all happened as it happened it would stand

    we made mistakes perhaps we didn’t always fill in the blanks with our love

    we were just humans you and i still your departure

    was like a word erased you left your trace my love for you filled my heart

    like a crystal glass suddenly dropped to the floor splintering to a thousand pieces

    when all is quiet i find you are still here and my love for you is still here

    perhaps we never go anywhere just change the way others see us

    April 4, 2015

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      This reflection touches me deeply. Thank you, Annell.

      On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 6:08 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  2. I’m sorry I meant ‘big’ not ‘beg’ hold, but maybe ‘beg’ works just as well. Thank you for you response…it is true, in our heart we will find them there.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Anyone who has lost a loved one (and there are many of us) knows that what you say is true.

      On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 7:05 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. I wonder where my mind is this morning? It is Monday morning, and I am trying to tie up loose ends to start this week ‘right’….I meant ‘hole’ not ‘hold!’

  4. Great combination of photo and poetry.

  5. Poignant haiku and lovely photograph ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  6. Love the idea of spending sacred time walking with the ancestors. Just beautiful.

  7. When Mom died in January, one of my cousins who is Hindu Buddhist(?) told of how the belief that the soul of the departed remains near for several weeks. The tradition is to ‘speak’ to them as often as possible. Especially good things you wish for them to know. thought provoking post, MMT.

  8. Love the bit of yellow peeking through.

  9. Great photo.

  10. Not everyone realizes the privilege of walking on the sacred ground where our ancestors are buried. It has great meaning and a sense of place if you have photographs of those who are at rest below the stones. Nicely captured.

  11. Wonderfull shot, love much,have a nice month april,
    Greeting from Belgium

  12. Sweet memory shared here.

  13. Sad, but beautiful picture !

  14. I really believe they are close to our hearts.
    Beautiful reminder.

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