WP Weekly Challenge: Gone but not forgotten

How do we remember someone or something? Memorials, monuments, gravestones, candles, statues, the written word, film, photography. Family stories and cultural folklore, told and retold to ensure the past is not forgotten.

Shakespeare’s Tomb, Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon, England.

Light a candle of rememberence. Notre Dame Basilica. Montreal

Cave paintings, and inukshuks remind us. There was a television ad in Canada that showed an Inuit woman building an inukshuk out of stone and she told the onlooker “Now the people will know we were here”. Gone. But not forgotten.

Mini-Inukshuk. Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

Mini-Inukshuk. Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia

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11 thoughts on “WP Weekly Challenge: Gone but not forgotten

  1. rubyr8 says:

    Its true, monuments are built and stories told but the only lasting impact and footprint is in the heart. There’s nothing worse than a monument with lost meaning.
    It’s lost meaning held in the hearts of forgotten people.

    • Tvor says:

      Thank you. Inukshuks came from the northern native Inuit in Canada originally but you find them in lots of places. This one was just small, less than a foot tall that a visitor to Blue Rocks probably made on the spur of the moment.

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