Reach for the sky

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

This small monument is dedicated to the memory of a infant girl, the epitaph too faint and eroded to read clearly, is in the form of a bed.  The covers are pulled aside and the pillow still has an indentation where the little girl’s head rested.  The side of the tombstone shows a small child, surrounded by swirling clouds.  In this tableau she is looking toward the rays of light, representing Heaven, as she lifts her arms up reaching toward the lit sky.

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One Response to Reach for the sky

  1. sarah says:

    precious little baby

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