You probably know somebody that will tell you up and down and all day long that they aren’t sick, they’re totally fine, and that they don’t need to go to the doctor. They could be saying such things even if they’re sneezing, coughing, or bleeding, but that won’t stop them.
Even if they’re in the hospital, they might say that there’s nothing wrong with them. Of course, once they’re covered by a sheet, it’s pretty easy to see that they were just putting on a brave face.
Finally, Some Well-Deserved Rest
Sleep is one of the things that you can never have enough of. Whether you'll be late because the kids made a mess, getting up early because you have a big project due, or never getting enough sleep because of lifelong insomnia, we all wish we could have some extra shuteye.
A common saying tells us that you can sleep when you're dead, and this headstone has taken that a little bit too seriously. Being able to sleep forever sounds pretty great, but if there's no waking, what's the point of sleep? All the dreams will just turn into nightmares.
A Stone for a Dog
It's sobering, but there are probably millions of faithful pets in the big wide world that don't have their own headstone, even though they certainly deserve one. How many faithful dogs, cuddly cats, and calming fish lie forgotten under the ground? Well, one fewer thanks to this headstone, which is for the railroad dog Brownie.
Odds are, Brownie was a brown-coated pooch. But was he a train hopper's faithful companion on the long, dusty trail, or was he a kid's only friend during sunny Sundays and cold winter nights? We may never know, but it's clear somebody truly loved Brownie.
Headstones are, by their very nature, a depressing thing. Yes, death is natural and yes, we'll all have to come to grips with it at some point, but it's still sad to lose someone close to you. This headstone, however, wants you to know that you can still be happy, even while you're grieving.
We don't think this is the only thing on the headstone, though – it looks like this uplifting message is inscribed on the back of the headstone, while the traditional information is found on the front. How many people see that, do you think?
A Discussion for Another Time
We aren't experts on the theological here, but we guess this kind of statement is okay to have on a gravestone from that viewpoint. On the other hand, if you tell someone that has just lost a close friend or family member this kind of sentiment, you're likely to choke on a knuckle sandwich.
Asking to have it inscribed on your own headstone is one thing, inscribing it on someone else's headstone might be a dangerous proposition. You know what would have been even funnier, though? If the person who had carved this message had made a mistake. Glorious.