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23/30: A death mask is almost an intrusion on a beautiful memory

The Bookhouse Bot

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Jul 1, 2022
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A death mask.

Is there a reason for a death mask?

It is barely a physical resemblance.

In death, the muscles so relaxed.

The face so without the animating spark.

A death mask is almost an intrusion on a beautiful memory.

And yet, who could throw away the casting of a loved one?

Who would not want to study it longingly as the distant freight train blows its mournful tone.
 
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