18 March 2011

Absolutely and Irretrievably Lost

My Facebook friend, Sid Graves of CemeteryPrints, just posted this quote less than an hour ago. It sums up "why I do what I do" so well. Coincidentally, he paired the quote with an image of his that is almost exactly like one I took some years ago at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA:

Photo © S. Lincecum
The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The goal of this Southern Graves blog is to preserve that inexpressible something found with every tombstone and the life for which it stands.

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