Thursday, October 15, 2009

Years ago

Years ago, before any of their children were born, our parents went to the Rock Creek Park Cemetery in Washington D.C. and my father took a picture of this statue. It is a beautiful photograph that we've known all our lives. So, on his birthday we wandered around the cemetery looking for the memorial statue for "Clover" Adams. After her suicide, her husband, Henry Adams, commissioned the artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens to express the Buddhist place beyond joy or sorrow, Nirvana, in this figure.
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