submitted by Gloria Herms contributing writer
I feel lonely at times- So I am ever grateful for the beautiful days; to get outside for walks. I step up my stride on this paved path surrounded by hills of green grass and flowering trees.
The scene ahead of me is coming into view- a group of people; colorful, relaxed; sitting, a few standing. Now there’s more. I don’t hear anything. They are silently together. Are they kneeling? Praying perhaps? The feeling in the air is calm, beautiful, peaceful.
As I near, it becomes clear. The headstones of various shapes and heights holding flowers and flags are content on their hillside to just bask in the sun.
As a wanderer in the desert sees a mirage of water that she thirsts for, my mind created a image of happy people gathered together again; on a warm day. A day like any other that is no more- for now.
April 6, 2020