This carved granite sculpture extends diagonally across a tiny corner fitted with a park bench near a busy intersection in our neighbourhood. As there is no descriptive plaque accompanying the memorial, I've asked local residents to explain its origins. No one has been able to tell me with certainty. Does the sculpture depict Christ being mourned by Mary and another weeping woman and child? Or is it a monument to French soldiers who died in World War I? As this is Ascension Day, I'll apply poetic license to logic and consider the first possibility. Then again, the weeping woman might represent La France and the frightened-looking child, the children of France. My apologies to the sculptor's descendants, as these interpretations are based on conjecture, not fact.