Spheres

Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, Ohio

Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, Ohio

Like many motifs found in the cemetery, sources vary on the meaning or, if, in fact, there is any meaning at all.  The sphere is certainly one of the motifs found in the cemetery where there is a fair amount of disagreement.  Some sources say that spheres found in cemeteries are strictly decorative.  Other sources describe spheres as the circle in 3-D.  Traditionally the “circle” is a metaphor for life.  The circle represents eternity.  Still, other sources say the sphere symbolizes a soul waiting for the resurrection.

Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. Minnesota

Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. Minnesota

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