What do you want your tombstone to say?

Epitaph in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown

One of my suggestions made WordPress’s Post A Day prompt today!

I’ve run through several potential epitaphs. When I published Death’s Garden: Relationships with Cemeteries in 1994, I wanted my epitaph to say, “She tried always to do right — but sometimes the temptation was too much for her.” Then I went through a phase where I thought it should say, “My god, it’s full of stars.” At this point, it should probably read, “Traveler, stop and lend an eye. As you are now, so once was I. As I am now, so shall you be. Prepare for death and follow me.” Sometimes the classics are the best.

What would you like your tombstone to say about you?

What do you want your tombstone to say?.

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