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R.I.P. Ed Koch


Eddie Shapes Up / Walk Ways Launch by nycstreets, on FlickrEddie Shapes Up / Walk Ways Launch by nycstreets, on FlickrI'll miss him, for he was such a quintessential New York, and a terrific ambassador for the City. I met my colleague MN in the hallway (no, not at the hydration station, formerly water cooler) and we chatted about him. She had seen a picture flash by of his tombstone, apparently all set up to go, and reported it was very simple and elegant. I asked if it had an epitaph, for I'm rather fond of them as a quasi-art form. Neither of us knew that but here are four of my favorites. Do you have any faves to share?

Elizabeth Bishop

1906 - 1964
From a Troubled Heart
Delighted Others
Loving and Praising
This Life
1926 - 1966
"Grace to be born and live
as variously as possible"
Jonathan Fletcher Wordsworth (great-great-great nephew of William)
Heart and hinge of all
Our learnings and our loves
28 November 1932
21 June 2006


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