To live on top of the dead

Recently, I decided that cemeteries are a waste of space. That sounds very disrespectful, but this is how I look at it: the earth is for the living, and the dead – well, their time on earth has passed (I’d like to think they’d be remembered). The world population keeps growing, so if we keep building cemeteries, where will all the living live? Tonight, we took a ghost tour (in a hearse that was actively used for 15 years) in Savannah, GA, and learned that a considerable portion of the city is built on top of an old cemetery. About 600 graves are at Colonial Park Cemetery, yet 11,000 graves were originally in the area about four times as large. This is what I think will happen one day once we run out of space for the living everywhere else.

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