RDP Sunday- GRIEF
Why are people so afraid of ghosts?
They are the shades of what used to be
people we knew, animals we loved,
homes we wanted to live in forever.
What is there to be scared of?
Maybe it’s not the shadows of what used to be
that we are afraid of-
maybe its the grief
that deep and dark sense loss
those fearsome and unquiet companions
that walk with our ghosts
that terrifies us the most.
In an effort to make sure that his grave was not disturbed, it is said that Shakespeare penned his own epitaph and it reads as follows:
“Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.”
Scary stuff- and I’m not sure if it worked but it may have. Curses are pretty convincing to a large segment of the population.
On the other hand that are grave makers that aren’t as creepy or theatrical but will scare the heck out of you all the same- not that they’ve run people off but they really are the stuff of nightmares.
Here are two markers that can be found in Red Gate Woods, outside of Chicago Illinois and I’m good. I don’t need to visit these sites- but I have to admit.
I am curious
Photo A.M. Moscoso
“THE WORLD’S FIRST NUCLEAR REACTOR WAS REBUILT AT THIS SITE IN 1943 AFTER INITIAL OPERATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO THIS REACTOR (CP-2) AND THE FIRST HEAVY WATER MODERATED REACTOR (CP-3) WERE MAJOR FACILITIES AROUND WHICH DEVELOPED THE ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY THIS SITE WAS RELEASED BY THE LABORATORY IN 1956 AND THE U.S. ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION THEN BURIED THE REACTORS HERE.”
…and at Site M:
“CAUTION-DO NOT DIG Buried in this area is radioactive material from nuclear research conducted here 1945-1949. Burial area is marked by six corner markers 100ft from this center point. There is no danger to visitors. U.S. Department of Energy 1978”