7 June 2018

MORBID CURIOSITY


The one topic I find myself talking about more on my blog than I ever imagined I would is death. I never thought I would be discussing death as much as I have done or that other people would be as interested in the pretty morbid topic of death.

Death has always been an area of interest for me and I'm pretty sure that surprises nobody! I grew up watching and loving films and TV shows about the afterlife (anyone remember Ghost Whisperer?!), reading about ghost stories and just having the fascination for what happens to us after we die. I spend an unusually long time thinking and looking into death and if I'm honest I have no idea where this love for the afterlife came from. I feel like I've always had this morbid curiosity since I was a kid. When we used to visit my dad's relatives graves, I really kinda loved it! People find it odd that I spend so much time looking into the afterlife and death because it's not something a normal person would do, but if anyone in my family didn't know I was the complete opposite of normal now, I'd be slightly worried! I'm also asked why I focus on death instead of life, that I should be living my life instead of looking into death. But, death doesn't scare me. I have never had this fear of dying and if anything I often look at death as one of the most peaceful experiences a person can go through.

I think one of the reasons I have this morbid fascination, is that the cemetery is my favourite place to go. I know this is probably the most "goth" thing I have ever said, but it's true! I could spend hours walking around a cemetery reading all the headstones and learning about the people that are laid to rest here. The older a grave is, the more I love and am interested by it. My favourite cemetery to visit (yes, I have a favourite) is the grounds of an abandoned church from the 1800s. Reading their headstones, I like to think about what their life was like back then - how they lived, how they died. For me, there's something so comforting about a cemetery. I've always been fascinated in the afterlife, cemetery's and what happens after a person dies. I guess, that's why I'm so fascinated with death... because as much as I look into what happens, ghost stories, other peoples thoughts and ideas - I will never have the answer until I, myself actually die. Having a morbid curiosity is just another interest I have, I will never stop being interested in death and the cemetery will always be one of my favourite places to go because they are actually filled with so much life!











Dress - Urban Outfitters  //  Tee - H&M  // Boots - Dr Martens 

This abandoned graveyard is also my favourite place to shoot photos because I just feel so at ease and so in my element! I'd love to know if anyone else shares this morbid curiosity, so you know we can talk about death and share ghost stories - that'd be rad!

Till next time,

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4 comments

  1. I used to love Ghost Whisperer! As for normal, that's relative... you seem pretty darn normal to me, but I also have an affinity for old headstones. I used to love taking pencil/crayon rubbings from them as a child!

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  2. Um yeah, I remember Ghost Whisperer I used to love that show so much! I can relate to this post as well because I've always had an interest in things that people find really morbid as well. I like true crime and trust me when I say people do not look at you normal when you start telling them about murder stories that you find really fascinating....

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  3. The dress looks great on you!

    I have the same morbid facination. I also watched Ghost Whisperer and all those series. When I was in my teenage years I would go to the cemetary to just get out of the struggle for a bit. Does that sound weird? I don't know.. Lately I barely find myself on the cemetary because it came too close. Too many people near me died.. But it did feed my fascination. What is there after this life? I have no clue..

    Really great written post!
    Angela / wwww.wickedlypleasant.com

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