Sunday, March 8, 2009

Norman Mailer - 1/31/23 - 11/10/07 - Provincetown Mass. Cemetery

The letters and numbers on this white marble are difficult to read in even excellent light, but beneath the names of Norman and his wife Norris, and beneath the dates, is a quote from his work:  "There is that law of life, so cruel and so just that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same."

This man published somewhere between thirty and forty books.  This crappy sentence and muddled idea is what someone -- perhaps he himself -- chose, among all the millions of his words, to represent him at his final resting place?  Perhaps I'm missing something.

The array of stones and shells at the right foot of the stone is attractive.


  1. THank you George for my answer. I was just quizzed by my hostess as to Norman's resting place........and as they picture is worth a thousand words, here we are. Bob's your Uncle!

  2. I have a rock exactly like the one in the middle. Will put it in your next box. xo