Death is away.
September 12, 2012 4:07 AM Subscribe
Hypothetical (I'm writing a story): is it okay/normal for someone to visit a cemetery and mourn, even if their loved-one wasn't buried there?
posted by Trexsock to society & culture (44 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Basically, the character I'm writing about has had their fiancée die a couple years ago. Today (in the story) is the anniversary of her death but he has moved from the town where she was buried and has no means of visiting her there. Is it socially acceptable/commonplace to have him visit a cemetery (somewhere else) as a gesture of mourning?
For context, this would be an American citizen, raised in Ohio.
I ask here because I've gotten some opinions which range from it being unacceptable to it being completely fine (where I was raised, no one would bat an eyelid at this happening, but I want to make sure).
Hopefully this makes some sense. Thanks a lot in advance.