Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wounded Hearts

Located in a church graveyard in a tiny, tiny little town in Kent County, Maryland. Both stones had fallen from their upright positions, onto the ground. The stones are for a man and wife and child. The stone to the right is for the husband, who died on August 18, 1854 (aged 31 years) His wife died August 31, 1854 (aged 25 years). On her stone is also the name of their three-month-old baby who died on October 15, 1853. The epitaph for the baby reads ... "Innocence on the Bosom of Love." You can't help but wonder if the mother and father died of broken hearts.

(You can read the words on the stones better if you enlarge the view. I wasn't able to make out all of the words written for the mother)

"Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
("Come, Ye Disconsolate", by Thomas More)

An angel statue located in a cemetery in Chestertown, Maryland. I was able to capture a few shots while a bird was resting upon one of the wings.

I will complain, yet praise;
I will bewail, approve;
And all my sour-sweet days
I will lament and love.
(George Herbert)


Lovey July 14, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

Oh wow...this is so powerful. The dates right after each child, father husband, mother wife...too much for any of them to bear. Blessesd family. Love the angel with the bird resting upon it...looks like the bird is part of the statue...beautifully captured...

Anonymous,  July 15, 2010 at 6:54 PM  

wonderful shots Frances!!
and the sad...but alas,
all are together again.
great edit on the statue with bird...looks almost chrome like...really cool!!
beautiful flora capture....and you are just so well versed in ...everything!!
always a pleasure!!
hugs, linda :D

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