Al-Maʿarri's fundamental pessimism is expressed in his anti-natalist recommendation that no children should be begotten, so as to spare them the pains of life. In an elegy composed by him over the loss of a relative, he combines his grief with observations on the ephemerality of this life. Even on al-Maʿarri's epitaph, he wanted it written that his life was a wrong done by his father and not one that was done by himself.

Al-Maʿarri's fundamental pessimism is expressed in his anti-natalist recommendation that no children should be begotten, so as to spare them the pains of life. In an elegy composed by him over the loss of a relative, he combines his grief with observations on the ephemerality of this life. Even on al-Maʿarri's epitaph, he wanted it written that his life was a wrong done by his father and not one that was done by himself.

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Photoshop inspiration : Greg Sand explore issues of time and death through the medium of photographer, mixed media and digital manipulation.

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. I think I'd dress like a headless horseman on Halloween and run around here...

The cemetery represents how Mama is a widow. Her husband died and she had to take his place as head of the household.

Mourning Woman hugging her son, historic grave sculpture, Nordfriedhof Cemetery, Duesseldorf,

Mourning Woman hugging her son, historic grave sculpture, Nordfriedhof Cemetery, Duesseldorf, Germany. Such emotion.

Tragic Scottish stone, likely depicting the deceased of an entire family - Mom,  Dad, 1 girl and 9 boys.

Tragic Scottish stone, likely depicting the deceased of an entire family - Mum, Dad, 1 girl and 9 boys.

On October 3, 1849, Poe was found delirious and in distress on the streets of Baltimore. He died 4 days later on October 7. Adding to the mystery of Poe's death, a visitor affectionately known as the "Poe Toaster" paid homage to Poe's grave annually beginning in 1949 with 3 red roses and a bottle of cognac. As the tradition carried on for more than 60 years, it is likely that the Poe Toaster was actually several individuals.

Edgar Allan Poe Original Grave - Westminster Hall and Burying Ground - Baltimore, Maryland

In Hugo, OK (Circus City USA) there is a cemetery that has a special section for deceased circus performers. There are some very interesting headstones with elephants, clowns, and big top tents.

Showmen's Rest - Mount Olivet Cemetery In Hugo, OK (Circus City USA) there is a cemetery that has a special section for deceased circus performers. There are some very interesting headstones with elephants, clowns, and big top tents.

Katrina Van Tassel's grave at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, NY  Catriena Ecker Van Tessel: Katrina was the girl that Ichabod Crane fancied in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Katrina Van Tassel's grave at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, NY Catriena Ecker Van Tessel: Katrina was the girl that Ichabod Crane loved in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Grieving their child by attomanen.deviantart.com on @deviantART cimitero monumentale en Milan

Grieving their child by attomanen on deviantART Cimitero Monumentale, Milan, Italy.

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