Dedicated to the patron saint of Paris, St. Geniveve, the Pantheon
came as a complete surprise to me. I'd heard of it but never visited
before. It was like a small cathedral with a who's who list of French
history buried there. That list included Voltaire, Rousseau, Louis
Braille, the Curies, Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo. I did notice
that nobody who painted appeared to make the list of French heroes.
So, there was no Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Renoir - or even Van Gogh
or Picasso who are also buried in France. I did walk away with a reminder.
No matter how great you are or what you achieve, you all have to meet
your maker some time. Make the most of the time you are given.