Monday, December 27, 2010

Remembering the dead

"Never build massive cemeteries. Instead, allocate pieces of land throughout the community as grave sites--corners of parks, sections of paths, gardens, beside gateways... Give each grave site an edge, a path, and a quiet corner where people can sit. By custom, this is hallowed land"
A Pattern Language pages 356-357

Or better yet, incorporate the grave site into the Church grounds, or the family homestead. But no matter the location, make the graves accessible within short reach where communion is not a burden.

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