So, this week I wanted to post some pictures of Kerameikos Cemetery. The cemetery itself is absolutely beautiful. Dozens of stunning headstones and sculptures decorate the grounds of this ancient cemetery. The graves here are all from around 450 B.C.E., and other then that, I honestly don’t know much more about this place.
I found it as I was heading out of Omonia Square. I had decided to head the opposite direction of Stadiou and go down Pieros. I eventually saw the magnificent headstones on my left and had to check it out. There were several plaques that had descriptions of the different headstones. I can’t remember too much of it though. I think one of them was dedicated to a prince that had died in a battle with the Spartans. His headstone depicts an Athenian riding his horse and slaying a Spartan. My apologies if I just butchered Greek history, I’m unsure if that story is 100% correct, maybe only 80%, ha-ha.
That’s about all I know about this place. I went purely to enjoy the beauty of the art and ruins. That unfortunately meant I was missing out on some really great history; however, it is always nice to enjoy things for the beauty that they are. And so, I had my morning picnic among the ancient spirits.
So a few notes on what’s happening. I have to get through all these Greece photos before Rome in two weeks. So I believe that means a post on Hadrian’s Library, and a post on Panathenaic Stadium. Also, in order to keep up on my writing, I’ve decided to dedicate 500 words a day to my creative writing. I love this technical writing stuff, but creative writing is why I got into this. I will still continue to dedicate 500 words to the blog every week; however, I do not think I will be publishing any of my creative writing on this blog.
I think it is important for me to ramp up the amount of writing I am actually doing. I was trying to compare my time as an English Major to my time as a Music Major. I was trying to understand why I felt more comfortable learning Music then I did Liberal Arts.
One of the major differences in my routine was the training regiment. I realized that in Music I was dedicating 8 hours a day toward playing on an instrument. This made me more proficient in my skill. Similarly, I want to start applying this concept to my other passions.
Writing, for instance, is not something I get to practice too often. I never think why not sit down and write something in my spare time. So this is something I decided I needed to change. In school I would write vigorously for my assignments. I loved it. But one of the hardest things to do is write on your own accord. So that’s my goal for these coming weeks. Write!
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