Images of Kierkegaard
The Inscription on Kierkegaard's Tomb
Translation of inscription: Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. Born May 5, 1813. Died November 11, 1855. Just a short while, then I have won. Then the whole struggle entirely disappears. Then I can rest in halls of roses and talk with my Jesus without ceasing.
Two Statues of Kierkegaard
The following text was supplied by a respondent who took the photo on the left at The Søren Kierkegaard Collection in Copenhagen City Museum. The small cupboard is connected to the period when Kierkegaard broke off his relationship with Regine Olsen.
"I have had a palisander cupboard made. It was while I lived in Nørregade on the first floor. It is constructed according to my design and this because of something my beloved said in her agony. She said that she would willingly thank me all her life if she had to live in a little cupboard. With an eye to this, it is constructed without shelves. Everything is kept carefully in the cupboard, everything that reminds me of her and that could remind me of her. There is also a copy of each of the pseudonymous works for her. Regularly only two copies of these were printed on vellum, one for her and one for me."