This grave marker, or stele, from the Greek island of Paros, depicts a girl completely captured in the moment, holding two doves. The point of the stele is to evoke remembrance for the dead. The sculptor does this by capturing one perfect moment.
Pindar advised not to ask too much of the Gods, to count your blessings as they are, and to enjoy the little simple moments that are enough to keep emotions at bay and happiness alive. He wrote:
We are things of a day. What are we? What are we not? The dream of a shadow is man, no more. But when brightness comes, and the gods give it, there is a shining light on man, and his life is sweet. Pythian 8.95-98
 Neer, Richard T. Greek Art and Archaeology: A New History, C. 2500-c. 150 BCE. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2012. Print.