A Time to Die

Came across this art bench – one of several set up in a secluded, grassy area adjacent to a local high school – on a recent evening walk. The quote is part of a series based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and traditionally attributed to King Solomon (circa 10th century BC); it may be familiar to secularists via Pete Seeger’s popular folksong adaptation Turn! Turn! Turn!:

Just visible in the above photo (and weirdly), there was a very weather-beaten copy of the pataphysical/surrealist classic Ubu Roi lying on top of the bench. I have no explanations.

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