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The final resting place for all of us…………… June 9, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Malaysia, Miscellaneous, People, Places.

Most of us don’t like to dwell on death but the inevitable will soon creep up to us. It is a place where all earthly concerns end.

  It is that zone that scares many who cling firmly onto their material possession. But to the kind-hearted and those who have a certain understanding with the Almighty, these green acres are home for the soul.

The above site is the Western Road cemetery in Penang. Frankly, it is one of the most peaceful places on the island. It has a mixture of Catholic and Protestant graves. There are also graves of fallen soldiers going back at least one hundred years.

Space for fresh graves is now almost all taken up but this cemetery remains one of the landmarks for the Christian community in Penang. There are at least eight of my relatives buried here.

A cemetery serves to remind all of us that life is fleeting and material possessions are but like the mist in the early morn. When it’s time to call it a day, so to speak, everything must be returned to Mother Earth.

Therefore, learn to laugh, cry if you want but generally enjoy life. It’s too short to be reserved for the hypochondriacs, worriers and the pessimists. Dust unto dust, if you know what I mean…..



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