Yes, this may be a grave post, but as a type 4 Enneagram, I think about death. I don’t think about death necessarily in a depressed or creepy way, just about the thing itself as well as the customs and rituals around it (Resources: Enneagram Institute and for an entertaining way to learn about the Enneagram, Joshua French does some great Enneagram type impressions on YouTube in his Happiness for Enneagram series).
I wanted to make my will and pick out my burial ground and headstone. The only thing I really have to leave to anyone is my art (paintings, drawings, prints, and books I’ve made with M). I think I would want a certain peoplesin my family to pick out what they want and the rest to be donated to Museums around the country – and of course to the Arkansas Arts Center.
I found family buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris, AR and thought that could be a good place – it would connect me to someone and somewhere from a historical perspective. Honestly, I don’t know anyone who actively visits gravesides, so I don’t think it really matters where I’m buried because I don’t think anyone will visit the place.
Here were some family headstones I found.
Like Father – Like Son
These are a little different – I like the last name in relief.
Overall they are pretty general tombstones, except for the Mausoleum!
I looked on Pinterest for headstone ideas – and there were themes of figures, angels, baby angels, pets, etc.
Human figures in a cemetery are creepy.
Pet animal statues are confusing – is it your PET’S grave or a pet on YOUR grave?
Angels make it look Catholic, which is great, but I’m not Catholic.
Baby angels are okay, but not my cuppa.
No – I just can’t even imagine this.
I thought a bench would be nice – so people could take a rest when strolling through.
Of course there are many new and modern ways to be buried.
Just for fun – some artists graves.
The Grave of Nicolas Platon-Argyriades [Platon] (1888-1968) – Ceramic artist and Potter – and his Wife Paque (1903-1961)
Vincent Van Gogh Grave
Leonardo Da Vinci Grave