"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone --
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own."
-- Adam Lindsay Gordon, "Ye Wearie Wayfarer"
|Cemetery statue with flower garland 9-17-13|
"Cold as winter, strong as stone;
She faced the darkness all alone."
-- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Shattered Mirror
"The place, with its gray sky and withered garlands,
its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves,
was like a theater after the performance --
all strewn with crumpled playbills."
-- Henry James, The Turn of the Screw