"Just as the pure white lotus flower blooms unsoiled in muddy water, our lives, which are supremely noble, can continue to shine even amid life’s harshest realities." - Daisaku Ikeda
THE HARDEST THING TO LEARN IN LIFE IS WHICH BRIDGE TO CROSS AND WHICH TO BURN
FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES
A Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk plaque in St James Park
The memorial walk is a 7-mile (11 km) long circular walking trail in central London, England, dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. The walk passes between Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park in a figure-eight pattern, passing five sites that are associated with Princess Diana's life: Kensington Palace, Spencer House, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Palace, and Clarence House. It is marked with ninety individual plaques, each of which has a heraldic rose etched in the centre made of aluminium.
Dad's final resting place
|columbarium in St Michaels' church|
An imposing statue of St Michael the Archangel vanquishing Satan stands in front of the church
Sharing the same church grounds is a Catholic graveyard.
|The children's graveyard is right in front of the columbarium.|
Every grave marker has a story to tell.
His mom joined him in heaven two days after.
The inscription makes this little boy’s death all the more poignant.
Weathered and chipped, the gravestones with their fading inscriptions are evident that they have been here for a long time. I am guessing the parents of these departed children have passed on too and they all are now eternally reunited in heaven. I wonder if anyone still visits these graves.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.