Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Strange Epitaph, or is it?

The epitaph of John Laird McCaffery (1940-1995), who lies in Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery, reads:


Free your body
Unfold your powerful wings
Climb up the highest mountains
Kick your feet up in the air

You may now live forever
Or return to this earth
Unless you feel good where you are!

It was composed jointly by his ex-wife and mistress.

Just what message were the composers trying to convey to John? Tell me in comments.

Hat tip to Futility Closet.


Anonymous said...

We can deduce that, while still alive, John was attracted to necrophiles?

Lynn said...

Uh... well, just read the first letters of each line. I think its clear what they think of him.....