I find this small plaque to be that rare instance of perfection in simplicity, effortlessly compelling the viewer to reflect on all aspects of life: hopes and dreams; triumphs and failures; priorities and difficulties; friends and family; life and death.

Scouting NY on a memorial for Stephen Baltz, a Wilmette native who was briefly the only survivor of an in-air collision between two planes over Staten Island in 1960. The Smoking Gun has the newsreel (h/t Laura).