“…MARBLE OF TOMBS CRUMBLING INTO DUST…”

By: chesshirecat

Mar 16 2011

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How old the world is! I walk between two eternities…. What is my fleeting existence in comparison with that decaying rock, that valley digging its channel ever deeper, that forest that is tottering and those great masses above my head about to fall? I see the marble of tombs crumbling into dust; and yet I don’t want to die!

Denis Diderot (1713–1784) French philosopher, encyclopedist, dramatist, novelist, art critic.
Meditation by Diderot upon viewing the landscapes depicting ruins by the French contemporary painter Hubert Robert.

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5 comments on ““…MARBLE OF TOMBS CRUMBLING INTO DUST…””

  1. Because I could not stop for Death
    He kindly stopped for me…

    Emily Dickinson (heard of her, I bet, American Lit major! How obnoxious is it to submit a competing epigram?) πŸ™‚

  2. I like it! No worries….you can help me out again! I’d forgotten this one!

  3. Crumbling into dust… with new life, new red flowers blooming.

  4. It is as if the words were written for this specific photograph. I love the textures and tones of the bark and tombstone. Marvelous.

  5. I love the stark red of roses in a dull gray graveyard! Fantastic picture πŸ™‚


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