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Live the Dead Alone

 

To all who celebrate Memorial Day today, we LIVE the dead.

Lest we forget!

(outside the Addolorata Cemetery in Paola, Malta)

 

 

 

Live the Dead Alone

 

To all who celebrate Memorial Day today, we LIVE the dead.

Lest we forget!

(outside the Addolorata Cemetery in Paola, Malta)

 

 

 

comments (21)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 30 May 2016, 01:21
Joli n&b mais pas très gai.
Ginnie Hart: It was not what we expected to see as we left such a beautiful cemetery, Martine.
What a find, Ginnie- and a good day to post it. I think the B&W is perfect for this.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you Elizabeth. Interestingly, I always read this "LEAVE" the dead alone until one day, much later, I saw what it really said. The brain really plays tricks on us, doesn't it!
A great find indeed Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: It surprised us, Richard, after having had such a good experience in the cemetery. It kinda left a bad taste in our mouth. sad
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 May 2016, 06:58
The moment we left the cemetery and I saw this I knew they made a mistake in the English.
I understand, I agree, leave the dead alone and let them rest in peace. In the Netherlands is a discussion if we should 'just forget' Memorial Day (the 4th of May for us). In my mind that is impossible. In this way we honour all the men and women who fought for our freedom. We never should forget that.
Ginnie Hart: I can't imagine not having a Memorial Day or anyone wanting to do away with it. What a terrible statement to be making to all who are still alive serving in the military for whatever reason. (sigh)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 May 2016, 06:58
The person who wrote this was cleverer than they realised Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I do believe you're correct, Chris!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2016, 07:06
A fitting comment to mark memorial Day. We have several significant anniversaries to do with WWI; Verdun and the Battle of Jutland being just two. I wonder if this was meant to say "Leave the dead alone"?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Alan, it should have been "LEAVE the dead alone." Lost in translation. What's weird about that, though, is my brain always read it as "leave" until a couple of weeks later when Astrid pointed out what was written instead. Amazing how the brain does that!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 May 2016, 07:33
I am little confused reading these words - I read all the comments - yes, a fitting tribute to the Memorial Day- we have some days to commemorate the deads- but not today. Yesterday, I read on the first page of the French newspaper: "Verdun accueille Merkel et Hollande".
Ginnie Hart: This is a case when the graffiti artist misspelled the first word, Philine, so the message ends up being a different message than what was intended. He/she meant LEAVE the dead alone, of course.
Remembering those who died in wars should encourage us to reject war. It doesn't sadly
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Bill!
le souvenir et la mémoire sont important par ces temps troublés!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: We always need to remember...but also to learn from what has happened! Too bad that doesn't seem to work that way. sad
A strange phrase Ginnie, but I wondered if it was meant to say 'leave' the dead alone. Is today Americas version of our 11th November? I'm not up on this stuff.
Ginnie Hart: Today is America's Memorial Day, Chad, yes...your version of Remembrance Day. And yes, the person meant to write "leave" the dead alone. It's funny how our brains work, though, because I didn't notice the misspelling until Astrid pointed it out to me a couple weeks later!
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 30 May 2016, 09:37
Le message n'est pas joyeux
JP
Ginnie Hart: No, JP. Not at all! sad
That wall needs a paint job.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Mary. For all I know, it may be gone by now?
Ha ha.. How come it's not "leaf" the dead alone?
Turn over a new leaf.
Give them a fresh start.
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to you, LC, to ask such a question! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 May 2016, 13:23
This could be funny - and is.

It also can be serious - on a memorial day.

And then there is this grave warning to cemetery sleepers.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Yes, and Yes, Louis. Bingo. smile
nobody can miss that text passing by here, Ginnie, that's for sure. a powerful shot!
Ginnie Hart: I didn't miss it, Ayush, but I misread it for several days until Astrid pointed out to me the typo. Strange how our brains work like that!
About the only time we have such a day is Armistice weekend in November.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian, I do remember that. It's your version of the same day.
It always pays to check things out first, I quite often don't on hurried SC replies and then cringe when I see what I have put. Last week I stated I love pants when it should have read plants, I'm still waiting for the knock on the door !!.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Martin. So true. But our brains somehow know how to "fix" the typos, which is awesome in itself, when you think about it! smile
it is a fitting memorial Ginnie... we live because of those dead....petersmile

lest we forget
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter.
I thought I should live a comment because this is such a cool black and white shot.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well said, Michael! smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 31 May 2016, 14:23
Great capture, Ginnie. Street art, and graffiti is always a good photo op, I think smile

Hope you had a nice long weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Emily. We always have long weekends because Astrid is off on Mondays, working only 4 days/week. We're so lucky! smile
What a great find and perfect for the holiday! So true!
Ginnie Hart: Sometimes "lost in translation" takes on a meaning of its own, doesn't it! Thanks, Robin, for coming back to catch up. You are something else!

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