Harmony with the Universe

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HENRY D. STEVENSON

1818 – 1868

ELIZABETH HAND

STEVENSON

DIED NOV. 22, 1913

CORA BELLE

STEVENSON

DIED MAY 16, 1941

The lichen-encrusted Stevenson family monument in the Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati, Ohio, depicts a young girl leaning against a harp as she looks upward, presumably toward the heavens.

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The harp has long been considered the instrument of angels. The light and airy tones that emanate from the harp, ethereal and almost mystical, have long been thought of as the sound of Heaven.  The harp as the instrument used to praise God also signifies harmony with the universe.

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