Visiting the Lees

12 04 2010

I have been in Seattle for almost 4 years now and it was with a surprise that I learned from a friend, who has recently arrived in the city, that the legendary Bruce Lee was buried here.  Indeed he was and so was his son Brandon Bruce Lee.  It’s strange that I haven’t known this before.

I’m not much of a movie person, but I, like millions others, loved his Enter the Dragon and watched it countless times.   I feel that it’s simply not possible to stop being awed by him, even decades after his untimely death.

So, we set off to visit their graves.  Actually, I felt a little awkward to be wanting to visit a graveyard but my curiosity took the better of me.  The graves are located in Lakeview Cemetery and it was with much reverence for the dead that we entered the Lakeview Cemetery at which the Lees’ graves were buried.  The whole place was so peaceful and beautiful and it seemed to me  for a moment that this would be a perfect place to rest after death. Silly me! 😛  But truly, the place was awesome.

Contrary to my expectations of a huge and pompous grave, we found it to be a modest one. But it’s definitely impressive and stood against others in the lot. Bruce Lee’s grave stone has his picture embedded in it. Felt good to remember the greatest martial artist as I paid a silent tribute at his grave.



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