Beautiful Death

Death, a place feared by most, is given a beautiful home here beneath the sacred mountains of Skye. Lapped by the eternally shifting tides and glittering waves of the ocean, and folded softly beneath a buttercup sea. The soft green quilt of the earth tucks in thousands of years of ancestral bones, which lie together in the good company of  each other. They whisper together through the restless leaves of the trees, moving between this world and the next, carrying their wisdom to share with those who would listen. The carved stones mark only the fresher layers of the people who have passed through life in this corner of the earth, and they rest now among kith and kin. What a mountain of stories and knowledge lie here in the flower mound of bones. What a beautiful place of death.

About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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30 Responses to Beautiful Death

  1. Liana says:

    I’m completely smitten…one of the nicest cemetery shots I’ve ever seen. It’s everything I want from the genre: beauty, pathos, mystery, and a timeless connection to the story that is or will be the same for all of us.

  2. restlessjo says:

    What a place to rest, with your kith and kin! 🙂 Beautiful, Seonaid!

  3. An ethereal place, framed by the ancient mountain witnesses…

  4. What a beautiful spot in which to rest for all eternity.

  5. pommepal says:

    Your words are so peaceful and ” The soft green quilt of the earth tucks in thousands of years of ancestral bones, which lie together in the good company of each other”. Is reassuring about a time that is unknown and that can be frightening

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Cemeteries are often beautiful places, but this one would make death a better place to visit.

  7. ladyfi says:

    A very beautiful shot!

  8. A fine place to rest (and fine words)

  9. gwynnrogers says:

    Skye holds such beauty. The graveyard looks like a quiet sanctuary. I can just see the spirits coming out to communicate, and maybe enjoy the sun and the view. You do have such a magical way with your words and your pictures. Thanks!!

  10. In life or death, it is nice to be with friends and family. 🙂 Beautiful spot.

  11. Stephanie says:

    Just beautiful. You’ve given expression to our impulse to make sure my children and I went to such beautiful and sacred places with my husband’s ashes. Such peace in those spaces.

  12. colonialist says:

    Very lovely spot. It reminds one far more of life than death.

    • You know I think that’s why I find it so peaceful….a space where life and death can mingle and co-exist in harmony….there is a small walled sanctuary around a healing well just beside the mound…so renewed life may indeed be the outcome of a visit here 🙂

  13. Robin says:

    Wow. It is indeed a beautiful place to rest.

  14. Leya says:

    Skye is pure magic – and your photos and words make it come alive. What a beautiful place for the eternal rest.

  15. beeseeker says:

    Beautiful place Skye: have some really good memories of a family holiday there, some very spiritual places.

  16. Sue says:

    It looks the most beautiful, peaceful place, Seonaid

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