It’s not often that you find a cemetery in a city centre. Saint John’s Loyalist Burial Ground is in the middle of the uptown core, a short walk from the mall and the boardwalk, the busy uptown streets and bustling port. This historic burying ground is full of memory, providing a tantalizing glimpse of the people who settled here and began to build this city more than two centuries ago. It is a welcome antidote to the escalating demands of our consumer culture, a momento mori that invites us to pay attention to what truly matters, to consider our deepest desires. Take a moment to stroll with me along these shady paths, stopping to read a few headstones along the way.
Taken on September 5, 2010