I’ve missed a few weeks of the 52 Week Challenge, but in all fairness, my car got stolen.

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, 2020

If you’ve known me for more than about 30 seconds, you know how much that car means to me. She’s not new. She’s not fancy. She’s in need of new paint, her interior needs to be redone, I’m nearly forever fixing one thing or another. But she and I have been through some shit, traveled a lot of miles, seen some things together. I began a post in May of 2018 about this car and my relationship to her, and perhaps sometime I’ll finish that. But not today. I’m still out of sorts about it.

In any event, she was located about ten days after she was taken, and has been returned to me, only a little worse for wear.

The week she was taken, this was to have been my shot for my 52 Week Challenge project. The theme was graveyard, and I walked over to the cemetery a few blocks from me. This particular stone caught my eye because rather than a religious reference or something like “beloved husband”, this is the first stone I’ve seen there quoting Shakespeare. The quote, if you’re unfamiliar, is from Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2. It’s from a letter Hamlet wrote to his love, Ophelia, and I’ve always loved it for its lyric.

So that’s this week’s piece, a headstone that caught my eye for its beautiful words, in a quiet graveyard, a few blocks from my home. I’m not sure what I’ll do for next week, yet, but I’ll be sure to let you know.

Have a lovely week.

This post is a part of another round of the 52-week challenge photography project. I’ll post the pieces on Tuesdays, and this is the shot for this week. Click the camera icon above to see the other pieces for this project, or just click here.