Thursday, April 9, 2009

H is for Head

And for headstones and for heads on a stone. St. Mary Star of the Sea, a cemetery alongside the railroad tracks in Lawrence, NY. Somewhere there a statue lost its head, which has taken temporary refuge in the carved flowers of a granite marker on this foggy day.

A lot of lesser-quality statuary seems to have been sold back in the late nineteenth- through early twentieth centuries, from the look of those graveyards today, with their one-armed cherubs and faceless, wing-clipped angels.

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