Merry Christmas from Marcel Proust

Have you heard of those people who are obsessed with famous people’s graves? I don’t think I’m one of those people, but I realise that I do love visiting cemeteries. It started with the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, which I’ll tell you more about later. While in Paris we visited Père Lachaise Cemetery and look who we found…

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8 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from Marcel Proust

  1. Josh

    Ha – I love cemeteries too! Maybe we can pay a visit together to the Melbourne General Cemetery one day! I love it!

  2. DavidA

    “The general rule is, no doubt, that only after his death does a writer become famous. But it was while he still lived, and during his slow progress towards a death that he had not yet reached that this writer was able to watch the progress of his works towards Renown. A dead writer can at least be illustrious without any strain on himself. The effulgence of his name is stopped short by the stone upon his grave. In the deafness of the eternal sleep he is not importuned by Glory.”

    http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300411.txt

  3. Sarah Fortuna Post author

    David, I think that’s why I love cemeteries. Because a grave only reflects how someone was perceived when they died, or in some cases it reflects a particular attitude at death (I’ll tell you about Keats’ grave shortly).

  4. realsarahf Post author

    Nice one Mauricio. Did you get a photo of your violets? Would love to see them.

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