The Dead Centre Of Town

Keynsham Cemetery - BristolYou get a very different viewpoint from the saddle of a bicycle, and you tend to have a little more time to take in your surroundings, than whilst driving. We have all seen our local cemeteries, but on my recent travels, they seemed to be a regular, if not constant reminder of our eternal state of impermanence.

Haycombe Cemetery - BathBuddhism looks at death in a similar way to sleep, it is not the end of something, it is a period of rest before the beginning of something new.

Upton Cemetery - PooleIn the case of sleep, it is the beginning of a new day. Death, on the other hand, is the beginning of a whole new life. So I do not fear death, though I have no great desire to hasten its coming.

I intend to make the most of each and every day, and when death does arrive, as it certainly will, I will enjoy the rest before being reborn into a new and exciting experience.

Keynsham Cemetery - Dead End

It would appear however, from the signs above, that the local authority in Keynsham do not share the Buddhist belief in The Wheel of Life, the cycle of birth, death and re-birth.

Dead-end? I don’t think so.

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