Despite lacking energy, I decided to grab my camera and take a 3 mile hike through Dayton’s beautiful Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum.
It’s May 2, but there is still a good deal of spring beauty yet to appear. What has premiered is quite lovely.
As I was preparing to leave the cemetery, I rounded the bend near Governor Cox’s tomb.
There on the hill was an elderly gentleman seated in his lawn chair near a gravestone covered with beautiful flowers. Beside him was a boombox playing music. The gentleman gazed into the sky while his lips moved, possibly singing the song that I could faintly hear while driving past.
While I wanted to think of this as a tender, sad moment, I could not help but think of it is anything but beautiful. Yes, it is sad that his love is no longer with him, but how beautiful it is that he treasures the memory, and in such a tender gesture.