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Keeping An Eye on You

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An Eye on You

Whenever I walk past this tiny cemetery I always look at the eye. The cemetery is a small family plot begun during Revolutionary War times though some graves are not that old, though most of the names are gone from the stones. This eye, set in the back of the yard, remains.

It is the Eye of Providence, an ancient symbol of the omniscient eye of whatever supreme being a culture believed in. As old as ancient Egypt and as recent as our dollar bill, the eye is a symbol of benevolent, watchful care.

In addition, it is also associated with Freemasonry because they believed that the eye of God watched over all they did.

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