Whenever I hear or read ‘Retirement Village’ (and with all respect!) I get an association with a phase between life and after-life. Yesterday I was standing on a hill and I pictured this symbolic view. It’s indeed very close.
There is a wide variety of cultures in South Africa and every culture has its own way of living with the ‘beloved ones’ who passed away.
Simplified; there are ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ people’s graves. ‘Poor’ does not always mean ‘poor at heart’ and the same applies the other way around for ‘rich’.
But who am I to judge?
I just visited the local cemeteries and took some pictures. Pictures speak for themselves. That’s all.