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#1 Apr 2, 2009
As someone who works to preserve and restore older graveyards, I spend much time around memorials to the dead. I have studied how people memorialize their loved ones through the centuries, and I am in awe of the changes over time of how people treat death. When I tell others what I do, they look at me funny and ask how I can spend so much time in such "creepy" places. In Victorian times cemeteries were a place of quiet contemplation of life and death, but now it is a place most will avoid unless necessary. Those who vandalize them are often attempting to "one-up" death by destroying its reminders. People don't want to even think about death unless it becomes necessary because of their own impending demise or that of a loved one. Dying is a part of life, and it should be seen as a natural process.
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