katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,

visiting grave

Today I took half day off and went to see some art exhibition held in Tokyo. It's the exhibition of the artworks from Zurich Museum, contains wonderful paintings of Picasso, Gogh, Monet, Chagall, Klee, Hodler, etc. They were wonderful. I haven't gone to the art museums for months recently and the bright colour of the paintings charmed me, and somewhat soothed me.

And, there was one more place I'd like to go today. My friend's grave is in the cemetery near the art museum and I wanted to visit it. She died for cancer this year, just 46 years old, left 2 daughters behind. I found the grave in the small cemetery, read her name carved on the tombstone, put some incense sticks on it  and prayed. I can't even imagine how hard it was for her to die so young, leave children behind - but as for me, I found a little - calmness in my mind. And I noticed that we visit the graves of the people we knew not for them but for our sakes - for the peace of our own mind. Whenever I think about her, her interrupted life I feel quite uneasy, sad, upset, and I seemed to need reading her name on the gravestone to believe that she's really gone.
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