Chopin’s Grave

the muse of music

The muse weeps atop the grave of Chopin while holding a broken lyre.

Chopin's Grave

Frederic Chopin died in 1849 yet his grave is still visited every day.  A crowd gathers bringing flowers and waiting in turn for the chance to snap a photo or two of the gravesite.  One hundred sixty-four years have passed and still he is honored with remembrances.

As I stood in a cold drizzle, shoulder to shoulder with about a dozen other people looking at the grave and the flowers strewn around it, I began to consider my own life’s work.  What a humbling experience to estimate the impact of my work in light of such greatness.

We can’t all be Chopin, but that is okay.  As much as the world needs great musical talent, it needs other things as well.  My impact will not be felt the world over, but I pray that it will be profound in the lives of the people I love.  To be remembered well by the ones I love, that would be music to my ears.


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About may

I am a married mother of three fabulous young adults. I have been married to one great guy for over a quarter of a century and hope we haven't reached the halfway point of our marriage yet. Writing helps me sort things out and allows me to avoid unsavory tasks that I probably should be doing. I've reached middle age in middle America and am anxious to see what comes next.
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8 Responses to Chopin’s Grave

  1. Molly says:

    I guess he truly left a remarkable legacy which we all get to enjoy to this day


  2. Salma says:

    A beautiful shot, and what a tribute to F. Chopin.

  3. Barbara says:

    What a beautiful monument/gravesite and yes, a reminder that we all sing our song, write our music, write our hearts, without the need to be a Chopin. What you or I have to say will have more impact on our families than a Chopin.

    You’re seeing spectacular places and sites. So glad you’re sharing them here.

  4. Thistle says:

    What a beautiful post and such a great reminder!

    Just stopping by to wish you the merriest of Christmases!

    • may says:

      Merry Christmas to you as well! I was just checking in last night to see what all you have brewing. As always so much beauty and cheer!

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