Sunday, February 22, 2009


In Mt. Olivet cemetery there is a century-old grave of Amelia Frazer. Her headstone, a cream white simple marble slab two feet above ground, has been enveloped by the trunk of the tree growing next to it, which has wrapped thick folds around its top and right side, pushing it over slightly, embracing it, and holding it deep in its center, obscuring the eroded dates and leaving her name just visible. In another forty years Amelia's headstone will be entirely within the trunk of the tree, and the wind will elicit her laughter.


  1. That is just about the neatest thing I have ever seen.

  2. This is beautiful! I hope this is what happens to my grave once I'm long gone!