5 years ago
"This cemetery I visited on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10th, located about as far west as you can go on the Oquirrah Mountains and Kennecot provided an interesting and unique experience. I was told that the nature of civilization can be judged by how the people regard their dead. It is not like the regular cemeteries found within the city with many ordinances and specifications. This cemetery is as distinctive as each individual buried there."On one headstone at this cemetery she found a quote by Helen Keller. She chose to begin her paper about the cemetery visit with this quote:
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched-they must be felt with the heart."She also spoke with a man who was visiting one of the graves. The man's 42-year old son had recently been killed in a traffic accident and the man would come to the grave two or three times each week. Molly wrote:
"As he talked about his son, he expressed a hope that life just had to go on after death. He told of how his son's baby daughter would look off into the corner of the ceiling and 'goo' at someone, even though no one was visibly there. He believed it to be his son visiting. He also told of how his cats would look wide-eyed at something in his son's room with expressed interest, again while no one else seemed to be there. I hoped that it was with comfort that he was able to express his feelings and thoughts about his son with me."Within the uniqueness of this particular cemetery, Molly notices Helen Keller's fascinating quote and lives it in her interaction with this man. Part of Molly's uniqueness was precisely in her desire to communicate with people in this way.