Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice*

I was called out in the dark
By a choir of beautiful cheats
And as the kids took back the parks
You and I were left with the streets.

Show me now, show me the arms aloft
Every eye trained on a different star
This magic
This drunken semaphore
And I.

We are listening
And we’re not blind
This is your life
This is your time!

* If you seek his monument, look around…

It took 35 long years of hard toil before the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral in London was completed. When Sir Christopher Wren — the cathedral’s architect — died twelve years later in 1723, he was entombed inside, under a simple slab of black marble.

Wren’s son placed a dedication nearby, which contains the words: Lector, si monumentum requiris, circumspice. It means: Reader, if you seek a monument, look around you.

The phrase is generally used to describe a person’s legacy –- and can be taken to mean that what we leave behind, including intangible things like our childhood, which best represents our life.


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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