A Victorian Flower

Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington

The young female figure, head looking down in reflection and sorrow, is seen holding an Easter lily in one hand.  Unfortunately, the fingertips in her other hand are broken, but it is likely her hand was holding a flower which she was dropping to the ground.  This is a common Victorian funerary symbol expressing the transitory nature of life.  Futhering the message is the broken lily she carries in her left hand.  The gravestone is a floral metaphor for a young flower that did not have time to fully bloom on Earth, a poignant visual message to mark the grave of a 9-year old girl.

Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington

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