Friday, June 19, 2015

Opelousas: Stories in a Cemetery

Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana.



Myrtle Grove Cemetery in Opelousas is right across the street from the "Old Village" - Vieux Village - which is also the site for the Music & Market series in the spring and fall. Which means you can listen to music while you saunter over to the cemetery.


Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana.


What is the story here? The clothes look fresh and clean. Where is their owner? What is he wearing now?

Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana.


This story we already know. Empty bottle, empty dreams. I see several homeless men who frequent this area. I always wonder what they thought about, dreamed about, when they were eight-year-old boys, and what happened on their way to being the husks of men they are today.

Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana.


What ungodly creature lives in this house - the cemetery hosts a colony:


Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana.


A hint: They are edible.


Myrtle Grove Cemetery, Opelousas, Louisiana.


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