We went on a tour of the Pioneer Cemetary in Eugene. Eugene Skinner, the city's namesake, is burried here. Some of the graves are very old, and have stones that folks could order from a Sears (I think) catalog. This one struck me. Hope is in a box, but is the curtain opening or closing? It's all very Pandora. If you step back, the stone looks like an open mouth with eyes were the curtains are being gathered.
Near the entrance, some crocuses were sprouting up. Usually, these flowers appear in May. But these October blooms look like they're starting a procession to someplace far, far away.