“There is no fundamental contrast between the spiritual and natural worlds” and we ought “delight in the beauty of nature as perceived by the senses… being rooted in human experience.” – Arthur Terry. The Poetry of Joan Maragall
This is a stone marker — a signpost for the natural world. It is also a gravestone, but for no one. On many older gravestones, the message is clear: Memento Mori (remember your death). This
stone marker that has a different message: Remember your life and the beauty of the place you find yourself.
The poem quoted on the stone marker is by Catalan poet Joan Maragall. It was carved into a curved piece of stone discovered in CACiS. The verse that was chosen is this one from his Cant Espiritual:
Aquest món, sia com sia,
tan divers, tan extens, tan
aquesta terra, amb tot lo que
és ma pàtria,
Senyor, i no podria
ésser també una pàtria celestial?