Noilly Prattle: Personalizing Death

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Personalizing Death

We were wandering around Vienna's Central Cemetery one day last January looking at the tombs of some of Vienna's celebrated classical composers—Bach, Beethoven, etc. I began to notice that some of the tombstones were not your usual chunk of granite or marble or what have you. Some are (1) amusing, (2) grandiose; but a couple were quite (3) evocative and (4) moving. Here are the four in that order:



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