A Funeral Setting

What impresses me the most is the simplicity of the setting. I do not know what was the typical practice for a funeral in 1969 but I like what I see here. Nothing else is placed on the small table except for the photo frame and the Bible. The Bible is not even open. To be fair, however, the rest of the funeral–not shown here–was profusely decorated with flowers and banners, accompanied by very long procession of mourners. Meanwhile, all my grandparents on both father’s and mother’s sides had a copy of the Bible on their funeral table. The Bible was an object that aptly represented their lives in both metaphorical and physical sense. Metaphorical because their lives were centered on the teachings of Jesus. Physical because the individual copies of the Bible was their own personal item that they treasured very dearly. ]]>

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