(138:  Beads at a gravesite.  Photo © 2009 by Robin)

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

~ Henry David Thoreau

I suppose that might be true for some people, but most of the people I know seem to be making sure they sing loud and long and as well as they can.

I would think that, in some way, living your life without having sung your song would be a haunted life, a life haunted by the what-if’s and might-have-been’s.

6 Comments on “Beads”

  1. anhinga says:

    Intriguing photo, and I love your stretch of verbiage to connect to haunting. LOL

  2. Bo Mackison says:

    Even the names sound creepy. Cresentia? You’re doing a great job on this haunted project. It seems like a rather difficult theme to carry for an entire month.

    • Robin says:

      Bo, you got me curious about the name Cresentia so I looked into it a bit.

      It looks like it might be a feminine form of the Roman name Crescentius, from St. Crescentius. At 11 years old he was brought to Rome to stand trial and was beheaded (after torture) for refusing to deny Christ.

      So yeah, a bit creepy, but maybe not so much for those naming their children after saints.

  3. Robin says:

    Anhinga & Bo: Thanks… 🙂

    I think it’s going to be a very long month with a good deal of stretching. The theme seemed like an easy idea at first. I’m not even a week into it and I’m already finding it challenging.

  4. Marcie says:

    A definite haunting and powerful image. Your words really pull it all together!!!

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