Cemeteries and the sense of mortality

Posted by Paul Johnson on 25 May 2011 in English (English)

I feel vaguely mournful when I map a cemetery, particularly if it's in a very small town or if it's a very large cemetery. Oddly, though, when I read the obituaries on some of the gravestones, such as when I hiked the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, I feel a bit less bad about how things will turn out. Then again, Tulsans tend to have a lot more noble deaths than Portlanders...

Ugh, I miss Tulsa. After getting let go from my driving job for poor job performance (out of 10 runs, I had six trucks break down on me requiring a tow, four automatic transmission failures, a broken tommy lift, and a truck with bad brakes that left me navigating a runaway through city streets(!), due to poor vehicle maintenance beyond my control), I more or less went nuts and drove back to Portland. I really miss Oklahoma...

Location: Southern Plaza, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, 74135, United States of America

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