What Do Upside Down Torches Mean on a Grave?
UPSIDE DOWN TORCH:
If you read my post for J (Jesus in Cowboy Boots!), then you may remember how that particular quirky monument also features upside down torches, and that a few misguided people concluded that this was a reference to either Satanism, atheism, or some negative comment on the man’s life.
Well, I’m here to tell you those ideas are all wrong!
So, what is the significance of upside down torches on a headstone? You know how a candle will go out if you hold it upside down? An inverted torch symbolizes the idea that one’s life is like a flame, and that even when this flame is extinguished by death, one’s soul continues to burn in the afterlife.
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