The unoriginal graffiti of Jim Morrison's Grave Site

The unoriginal graffiti of Jim Morrison's Grave Site

Would the man who lived in his own world have seen his own words as a tribute?

Wouldn’t it be nice if the graffiti that is constantly being left behind on the grave site of Jim Morrison were at least original. The one thing that you can truly say about Jim Morrison is that he was in fact original. His songs were definitely original and I believe that his general outlook on life was original, he wasn’t part of the pack, he was simply himself.

So when you take a look at Jim Morrison’s grave and take a moment to consider the extent of his originality you are forced to contemplate the absurdity of it. There lacks a single written word of originality unless you conclude his original words. That is what you’ll find scribbled across his grave, lines from his songs with the occasional I will miss you or Simple thanks.

I could easily view it as a tribute of his words and life and therefor see it as a form of respect. Even viewing it as a tribute leaves me wondering why people feel the need to rewrite the words that have already been recorded by Jim Morrison himself. I can’t help to think that Jim Morrison would have preferred that if his grave was to be covered with random scribbling’s they should at least be original thoughts that were formed naturally, thoughts that could be seen as individual and tie a piece of the writer to his grave, to himself. If you really think about it, Jim Morrison’s grave site is being polluted with a form plagiarism. Of course people certainly aren’t claiming his words as their own, yet they are still writing his lines in place of their own individual thoughts.