A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one.  Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT

A pleurant (French) or "weeper" (in English) was a statue that was meant to mourn eternally at the grave of a loved one. Veiled woman, via Flickr. photo by Irene Spadacin taken in Verano Monumental Cemetery, Rome, IT

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery Such grief carved on stone. To be loved by someone enough for them to memorialize their feeling of loss✿⊱╮

Captifs (Espagne)  --  Martin Van Den Bogaert (Desjardins)  --  1637-1694  --  Musée du Louvre, Paris

Captifs (Espagne) -- Martin Van Den Bogaert (Desjardins) -- 1637-1694 -- Musée du Louvre, Paris

Grave of opera singer Jane Margyl, Batignolles Cemetery, Paris. The appearance of blood stains is caused by fallen flower petals.

Grave of opera singer Jane Margyl, Batignolles Cemetery, Paris. The appearance of blood stains is caused by fallen flower petals.

A sculpture of a child in a crib, covered with a blanket of stone. Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

A sculpture of a child in a crib, covered with a blanket of stone. Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

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