Monday, August 29, 2011

One Morning at the Cemetery

This morning I visited the grave of my late kid brother Dody Lesmana at the Tanah Kusir cemetery which is located not far from my home.

It has been more than five years since the last time I went there and the place was not so different from before therefore I didn't find much difficulty in finding Dody's grave.

Afterward I went to the cemetery management office to extent the grave rent until November 2014 and was quite surprised to know that the rent was only Rp 80.000 per three years. I thought that it might be very high. In the past, this matter was handled by my late father and he never told me about the rent.

The situation at the cemetery was so quite because I was the only visitor there because it was still too early in the morning. Usually many people would go to cemetery 1-2 days before and during Hari Raya Eid Ul Fitr.

The quietness of the surrounding area has reminded of the fact that the cemetery is our final destination, it is the  place where our body would lay down to rest forever. And we would never know when we will go there. So until then, we must do our very best in our life.



 

8 comments:

Furree Katt said...

yes, the cemetery is indeed our final destination. women aren't allowed in graveyards here so i've never been to one :O

Multibrand said...

@Furree Katt,
I never know that in Pakistan women are not allowed in graveyard.

colson said...

Standing at the grave of one's next of kin is both emotional and (hopefully) comforting. May our deceased beloved ones rest in peace.

Multibrand said...

@Colson,
Yes you are right, it was emotional but comforting.

r10 said...

kuburan mengingatkan kita akan kematian, suatu saat kita juga mengalami

Multibrand said...

@R10,
Benar, kita semua akan dikubur pada saatnya.

Linda said...

It is sad that you have lost your kid brother. Peace be with you.

Multibrand said...

@Linda,
Thank you for your kind words.