Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rising sun, setting sun

As recently as 2007, the gravestone of Abraham Call (d. 1847) stood upright at Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, Ohio. I found it toppled over, perhaps a target of vandals. (Quite a few nearby markers were on the ground as well, as if vandals had ripped down several rows, pushing over markers as they went.)

Abraham Call
Aug. 22. 1847
Aged 61yrs 7mo &
15 dys.

It is a simple tablet marker with a stylized sun. But is the sun setting or rising? Think about the symbolism—does this sun represent a beginning or an ending?

1 comment:

  1. Good point. It could be either, only each a different horizon.


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