Just before our Word Rider trip, I went with a friend to a wedding ceremony at the beautiful town of Riebeek Kasteel. While he was conducting the marriage of Miss Fitness SA of 2009 and 2010 inside, I walked around outside. So much beauty inside!
Like most old town churches there is a old cemetery on the church grounds. Telling tales of old sorrow long time ago- like this father buried alongside two of his children between 1883-1886. The father lived to the age of 38, his child alongside lived only 6 months. The child on the right has a different surname but is buried in the same family plot. Maybe the widow married again very soon, and this child died before reaching 3 months old… It must have been hard times for the Hugo and Malan families in the old Cape Colony…
But next to this old story of sadness and suffering there stands a row of Day Lilies, reminding us to live TODAY!
So: Carpé Diem! Because one day the second date on your headstone will arrive… Make the hyphen count!
Ek love dit om in begraafplase rond te loop. Wonder altyd oor elkeen se storie
Thanks, I’ll carpe that diem today! 😊
I love this…..love, love, love the message!!
I love the way you always see something simple and make it into something significant for us to read.