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The sadness of a premature passing

By KingBee
St Mary's again. When I first saw this it almost broke my heart. It is part of a memorial to a girl who died when she was nine years of age, not so long ago. I think what affected me as much as anything else was the state of the little bear: bedraggled, forlorn, but not forgotten. I don't know how long our little bear has been there, or how often he has been replaced, but he is enormously relevant, and appropriate.

And before I forget, many thanks to Moira and Sandra for their much-appreciated UAs for yesterday's upload, and again to the usual suspects, and some new ones, for their interest.

Tags: Photo journalism East lothian Haddington St marys church

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6 Jan 2021 10:01PM
Very sad indeed.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2021 10:43PM
so very sad and a lovely image captured
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2021 11:35PM
Sad story but lovely image😔

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
7 Jan 2021 12:17AM
It's always so sad to see these sights. Especially when you know it's a child. It just shouldn't be. It's a very beautifully captured image.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
7 Jan 2021 6:41AM
a sad capture
7 Jan 2021 7:14AM
what a poignant sight and excellent phtography
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
7 Jan 2021 8:09AM
Poignant and touching. You often wonder about the tragic circumstances behind the death of one so young, their life journey hardly begun...
bluesandtwos 11 521 1 England
7 Jan 2021 8:31AM
I love mooching around old churchyards and cemeteries but I can't bring myself to look at the kids ones, they are much too sad.

A great picture depicting sadness and loss.

viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 10:41AM

Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 11:02AM
So sad...
Minty805 Plus
4 42 9 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 11:14AM
That is the definition of poignancy. How tragic but, as you say, relevant.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
7 Jan 2021 12:09PM
The inclusion of a soft toy at a grave is always so sad. Both the child, and her small friend, pull at the heartstrings.
7 Jan 2021 5:53PM
So touching, very well observed and captured.

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