22 October 2010

Rocky epitaph

From Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse:

A charming epitaph carved into a big chunk of rock left sort of out of the way of all the other headstones in that section.

I'd rather be a rather be
Than be a rather been,
Because you see a rather be
Is not a might have been.
                  ...F. H. Harms

Even more poignant as an epitaph, I think.

And a slightly different angle:

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