Epitaphs in the Airport
Written while waiting for my flight in Heathrow.
- •She lived wholly; though not wholly understood.
- •She was steadfast to the end, even when changing might have saved her.
- •He always kept his word. He even died when he said he would.
- •Never late, even for the end.
- •She was the picture of virtue. We keep the portrait on the wall downstairs.
- •His mind was true. His heart was strong. Just not strong enough.
- •Best of friends. Kindest of fathers. If he'd been a better husband, he might have lived longer.
- •He ate the cat to spite his wife. He should've cooked the meat longer. We'll miss the cat more.
- •He loved his job. If he'd loved his wife, he'd still be working.
- •Death comes too soon for the young. Except for Lizzy, who we were ready to send off.
- •May angels carry him to the pearly gates. If they can lift him.
- •He flew through life. Unfortunately gravity finally caught hold of him.
- •He liked to stay one step ahead of the game. It overtook in him in the end. (With picture of man hunting lions below.)