Monday, July 13, 2020

My Zen Place


I didn't know if I should write this post or not but why not. I have a place of zen that I have been retreating to in my city. It is actually in the unincorporated part of Hayward. The place is Lone Tree Cemetery. It was founded in 1868 and is the final resting place of a lot of important people that a lot of our streets and stuff are named after.

The resting place of William Hayward, the founder of my city

The resting place of Bob Sweikert, the 1955 Indy 500 Champion

It is interesting to see the resting places of some famous people in my city but my zen place is this little, quiet area that has no graves near but is under the what is considered the Lone Tree remaining from when the cemetery opened. According to the plaque and legend, it was a little baby tree planted there in 1870:


They have created a beautiful and peaceful area underneath this tree, when I am there I just sit on this bench in silence and look at the waterfalls and have a lot of zen:


Here are some more views of my zen place:








When I can't go to the beach and look at the waves, this is my real zen place I have going up there a couple of times a week lately. I always feel better and able to clear my mind when I sit on that bench and look at this peaceful setting.

21 comments:

  1. Very nice. I can see why you "zen" there!
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  2. We all need our places that give a space to just inhale.

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  3. It's easy to see why this is your zen place. Looks so calm and peaceful.

    Kim

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  4. It's beautiful, and easy to see why you'd want to go a couple of times a week. It's important these days to have a place where we can escape and clear our heads.

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  5. How wonderful that you have a Zen place nearby. Just the sound of running water is soothing, isn't it?

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  6. I think cemeteries make a great Zen place. Love these photos and that you've found such a sanctuary there.

    Thanks for linking up at Grace & Truth!

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  7. What a beautiful place! And I'm glad you have this resource to find a sense of Zen and peace.

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  8. I understand. I go visit my parents graves and sit in the quiet!

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  9. What a nice peaceful place I can understand why you go there :-)

    Have a zentastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  10. I find it most interesting that one of your famous citizens has a connection to my hometown. Bob Sweikert, winner of the 1955 Indy 500 drove a car owned by the John Zink Company. The John Zink company was headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma which is where I grew up. Even though I was only nine years old that Indy victory was a big deal in Tulsa.

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  11. Patrick,

    We all need a go-to spot to breathe and relax. Our world is turned upside down these days. This looks like a very peaceful and beautiful place. Thanks for joining me, my friend!

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  12. What a beautiful place, Patrick! Cemeteries can be very peaceful places to relax and meditate. And it is interesting to see the really old grave sites or those of famous people. Thanks for linking up.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  13. Looks like an awesome place to just sit and enjoy the surroundings.

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  14. You have a fabulous zen place and I'm glad you shared it with us. I wouldn't mind spending some time there if I were nearby.

    Your support for 'My Corner of the World' is much appreciated! Thanks for your link this week.

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  15. Love your Zen place. We can all us that right now. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, Patrick.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. 😎

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  18. I can see why you go! That waterfall over rocks is just gorgeous. So peaceful. And those prayer hands ... symbol of hope.

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