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R.I.P. Ed Koch

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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

ALL THE UNTIDY ACTIVITY CONTINUES,
AWFUL BUT CHEERFUL
 
 
1906 - 1964
Author
Who
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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