Sunday, May 13, 2007

Forever, at the seaside, i'll be...

Mr. Watanabe obviously loved the sea considering he requested to be buried right on the shorebreak!
I came across this tomb/mausoleum/crypt(?) the other day with some friends and I really don't know much about it...I will try to research it some more but at this point we know that Eric Watanabe was buried on the cliff side over looking the Ocean to the south east of the Big Island...and his tomb is bathed by the surf every few seconds...it was a very poignant moment as my friends and I stood and imagined why he requested this site for his final resting place, and the emotional strength of his friends/family to carry out that request. It must have been completed many years ago as I am sure it would not be allowed today. It really makes you think about who and what you leave behind...but in a very positive way. It was a beautiful day to be at the ocean and this truly added to our appreciation of it...

4 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting. Is he the only one buried there? If you find out more, let us know.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a case, to me at least, where the text is more compelling than the picture. Nice. And very interesting. I have never seen anything like this.

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pusa said...

very interesting story

ICE_Molly said...

Captivating... such a sweet and heartfelt story! It seems like a most perfect place to be remembered, what better place for one to reflect.