Saturday, January 19, 2013
Quoth the Raven
Erin wrote this postcard on Halloween, which is quite appropriate. She writes that she started thinking about Poe and ravens, but ended up thinking more about graveyards. She finds older graveyards quite peaceful, and remembers wandering Mount Auburn Cemetery in Boston, Massachusetts, and finding a marker that engraved with, "She was useful." Doesn't seem quite the words one might want above one for all eternity!
I recently listened to Neil Gaiman read his novel, The Graveyard Book. It is a thoroughly delightful tale, written for kids and their parents, about a boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard.