The Most Unique Gravestone

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I don’t have much more commentary to add here. His father commissioned this unique monument for his son, who was wheelchair-bound, but is now free of his earthly burdens.  It belongs to Matthew Stanford Robison of Salt Lake City. Born with severe disabilities on September 23, 1988, he was expected to live only a few hours.  Matthew lived a short, but courageous life, before leaving the world on February 21, 1999, greatly loved by his family and all those who he inspired.

This photo was posted on Facebook and has been “liked” over 2,000, 000 times.

Wow!

18 April, ‘Good Friday’

Golgotha, The Crucifixion of Christ (Ilya Repin, 1869)

Golgotha, The Crucifixion of Christ (Ilya Repin, 1869)

“Good Friday”   is an important religious holiday in the Christian world which commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion, circa 33 A.D.

It’s important to note what the Gospels recount, that on this day, the first human to enter paradise was a repentant thief who asked God to remember him.

Inspiring Victorian Artwork

Nothing in particular to say here except that I have always enjoyed Victorian artwork. Good artwork should make you stop and reflect, and this piece does so masterfully.  The sculpture below is usually called the Angel of Grief, or sometimes the “Weeping Angel”.  The design originated in the late-19th Century and has been widely copied, many times as a monument placed on children’s graves.

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