Saturday, February 14, 2015

Keeper of the gate


Feline gatekeeper at Segula Cemetery,  February 10, 2015.

The gate rolls open promptly at 6:00 a.m.

The Bible verse quoted on white is Ecclesiastes/Koheleth 12:5,
"Then man goes to his eternal home." 

1 Remember then thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the evil days come, and the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say: 'I have no pleasure in them';
 2 Before the sun, and the light, and the moon, and the stars, are darkened, and the clouds return after the rain;
 3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out shall be darkened in the windows,
 4 And the doors shall be shut in the street, when the sound of the grinding is low; and one shall start up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;
 5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and terrors shall be in the way; and the almond-tree shall blossom, and the grasshopper shall drag itself along, and the caperberry shall fail; because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets;
 6 Before the silver cord is snapped asunder, and the golden bowl is shattered, and the pitcher is broken at the fountain, and the wheel falleth shattered, into the pit;
 7 And the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it.
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(Linking to Camera Critters.)


VP said...

Strange guardians!

William Kendall said...

What a pretty and watchful keeper, too!

Hels said...

My beautiful mother passed away last week. I only hope that the Biblical verse is true: "because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets". Otherwise life is going to be very lonely here.

Dina said...

Helen, my deep sympathy to you. Baruch dayan emet.

Marie said...

Sweet cat. Lovely Bible verse!

Sara Lorayne said...

Very poignant words at the end.