Snapshots: The Presidio’s book of life


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Situated in the middle of the San Francisco National Cemetery is a magnificent example of a Book of Life. According to Douglas Keister’s, Stories in Stone, “An open book is a favorite device for registering the names of the deceased, in its purest form, an open book can be compared to the human heart, its thoughts and feelings open to the world and to God.”

This one is so realistically carved that it’s almost possible to imagine turning the pages.

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  1. Pingback: What was once a tremendous carving… « Beyond The Ghosts…A Cemetery Blog

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