Posted by: hoz49 | April 15, 2008

The Houses of the Dead pt 4

As you walk back toward the entrance the houses start getting smaller again.

a bit of whimsy…

and finally the rest of us, a long wall holding the remains of many dead.

A Guard and our Guide Mr Atup, note the pistol. This gentleman actually followed us around the cemetery. He became quite helpful pointing out mausoleums of prominent citizens of Cebu. A past Governor, a shipping magnate, a bus terminal owner.

“In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.”
— John James Ingalls

“Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.”
— Epicurus

” When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way, Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”



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