Back to the Earth

They buried my father’s body, today, at a cemetery in Woodland, Maine. Mourners moved on to the local church that he attended, for a service celebrating his life. The event was broadcast live to a members-only Facebook group. My account is self-suspended, thankfully. I didn’t watch.

Before posting, I decided to remove the remaining paragraphs of this missive that explain the last sentence of the previous paragraph. Let the dead, or their memory, rest in peace.

As for the Featured Image, my father was raised on a farm and turned to Christianity in his old age. In Genesis 3:19, God tells Adam:

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

My father has returned to the earth; hence the mound of dirt you see as illustration. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 50, 1/3300 sec, 70mm (film equivalent); 4:40 p.m. PDT, June 15, 2023; Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.