Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Levis sit tibi terra

The affectionately called Proto, the First, houses some really rather special funerary monuments in styles as varied as the provenances of the owners. One thing is certain though, whatever the style, white marble is the material used everywhere within the First Cemetery of Athens. One day, I'll be put in alongside my grandparents and anyone else who ends up here before me.

We came to bury Cousin George today. I shared a great-great-grandfather with him. Greek families are so much more extended than northern European. George lost his parents a few years ago, and left for the big journey over the weekend following a traffic accident. I just wish they didn’t open up the coffin every so often.

Vale, George.

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