Numbered Souls

Hillsborough County Cemetery, Goffstown NH. Photo by Ellen Kolb.

All Souls’ Day: the one I don’t have to go to Church for, as opposed to All Saints’ Day. I’ve never quite shaken that childhood view. I take more note of the day than I did as a child; that comes with time and age and enduring the deaths of friends and loved ones.

I find myself saying brief silent prayers when I pass a cemetery. There’s no superstition or fear involved. It’s commending souls to God – I once thought that an odd phrase, but no longer. I even do it when the burial ground reveals no names.

Hillsborough County Cemetery, Goffstown NH. Photo by Ellen Kolb.
Hillsborough County Cemetery, Goffstown NH. Photo by Ellen Kolb.
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