A nameless gravestone stood on display, beside it was a sign, headed “What Is a Monument?” and, beneath that, simple, elegant script avowing that a monument “is a symbol of devotion…a tangible expression of the noblest of all human emotions–LOVE…a monument is built because there was a life, not a death, and with intelligent selection and proper guidance, it should inspire REVERENCE, FAITH and HOPE for the living…it should speak out as a voice from yesterday and today to the ages yet unborn…”
— from ‘Sabbath’s Theater’ by Philip Roth

But it is a question, too, of what is to be written on the monument!

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