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In my beginning is my end.

By Ericsamson
A companion piece, of a kind, to 'Jimmy'; the theme of mortality seemed appropriate. This is a detail from the tomb in Sherborne Abbey of John Digby, third and last Earl of Bristol. The title is taken from the opening line of T.S.Eliot's poem 'East Coker' from 'The four Quartets.'

Many thanks for the very generous responses to ‘Jimmy’ and especially to Dora, Moira, Ian and Isabel for their very generous awards.

All the best for the week ahead, G. 🙂

Tags: Dorset Architecture Remembrance Sherborne abbey Mortality

Voters: DaveRyder, RLF, Philip_H and 25 more



14 Nov 2021 8:37PM
A very fitting image Graham!
sparrowhawk Plus
14 282 3 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2021 8:50PM
great shot
IamDora 2 6 Canada
14 Nov 2021 9:00PM
"I am here
Or there, or elsewhere. In my beginning."
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2021 9:22PM
Very well controlled, not an easy shot.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2021 9:27PM
A fitting memento mori from one age to another, thoughtfully rendered.

mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
14 Nov 2021 11:45PM
A lovely capture, Graham. It looks very life-like, even has teeth missing. Some research found this : -The skull and crossbones are probably the oldest mortality symbols found in graveyards. Often an hour glass is combined to signify time running out, or a winged death’s head also indicating that life is nothing solid but fleeting. You cannot hold on to it.
KingArthur 16 8 1 Malta
15 Nov 2021 7:56AM
Good shot Graham

Joe Smile
15 Nov 2021 8:02AM
excellent tonality
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 86 Norway
15 Nov 2021 8:26AM
Doing a very good impression of a butterfly chicken. Although, it could do with a bit more meat on dem bones if that's meant to serve a family of four...
15 Nov 2021 9:02AM
A great follow up, Graham.

John Smile
bluesandtwos 13 544 1 England
15 Nov 2021 10:33AM
Your man appears to be chewing on a cushion!

In a state of youthful inebriation, whilst suffering an acute bout of the munchies this I have tried and I can, with authority, say the taste is lacking in vibrancy and the nutritional value of a level insufficient to keep a cockroach alive. Not to be recommended! Grin

Good picture Sir G, a reminder we are but mere mortals.


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