Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Taking The Edge Off Tragedy


It seems so strange to see a Latin gravestone. Perhaps in Westminster Abbey or some don-filled university necropolis; but in the churchyard at Coley, within soot-falling distance of an old mill. And so beautifully carved; as though the beauty of the carving could somehow disguise the horror of a death too early. Moss now grows in the crevices, taking the edge off tragedy.

1 comment:

  1. Alas, we no longer have the artisans with the skills to replicate that example of fine carving.

    I recollect that somewhere, could it be in Coley churchyard, there is a gravestone to a "Miss" who didn't want to be remembered as "Miss" because she hadn't missed as much as most people thought she had.


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