This year the local orienteering club has a new location mapped which happens to be a cemetery. They are launching the map on halloween evening with events for individuals and families. However, I’m still trying to get my head around how this will actually feel. Part of me thinks it would be disrespectful to visitors of the cemetery who are mourning loved ones (if there happen to be any there at that time). I’m not sure I would like to come across a load of people jumping over graves, laughing, towing kids around etc. if I was bereaved. While I think there is far more to respect for the dead / and the grieving than just being quiet I can’t decide if this is a ‘no no’ or just some baggage like not talking in a library (which used to be taboo) and in reality any mourners wont mind and the dead can be respected in far deeper ways (like honoring their wishes in life). Any thoughts?
Posted anonymously, 21st October 2020