exordia

"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

Richard Hamilton

The father of Pop Art -- via the New York Times. His 1956 collage, “Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?” is considered the first work in the movement.
He also famously designed the Beatles' "White Album" cover and its poster collage lyric sheet insert and photo portraits --