Monday, May 5, 2008
just behind the beach where i go running is a graveyard. this is a typical grave. there are poorer ones, as well, small dirt mounds with a simple stone marking it. in the little booth on the left, stands a small statue of a deity. on the right, there is a receptacle for burning "spirit money" on holidays such as the tomb-sweeping day, Qingming Jie. notice bits of paper atop the tomb mounds. they are held there by stones, and are replaced by new pieces of paper each Qingming Jie. i do not know what these papers weighted by stones signify. they weather over the course of the year.