Look Homeward Angel

“There’s no need for algebra where two and two make five.”
― Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel

A marble angel guards the entrance of Mount Arrarat Cemetery, the old African-American cemetery on Bellevue Ave.  just east of Clyde Morris Blvd. in Daytona Beach.

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According to Lyda Longa’s December 3, 2008 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, “the cemetery is one of few in the area that is supposed to be maintained by the families of the people buried there.  It’s also one of few graveyards where bizarre incidents occur, such as graves being disturbed by practitioners of voodoo who have been known to steal the fingers off skeletal remains, said cemetery caretaker Dusty Smith. ‘They perform some kind of ritual with the digits,’ Smith said.” (Photos taken 4/18/13)

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