In my beginning is my end
On the both faces of a little stone plate is engraved the line of the East Cocker’s begin “In my beginning is my end”. The book is the second of the Four Quartet by T.S. Eliot. “En ma fin est mon commencement” was the motto on the standard of Maria Stuart that Elliott translates and inverts litterrally in the first half of his second quartet (“In my beginning is my end”). The connection of this line with an extract of Eraclito (the LXX) who claims: “The begin and the end are the same thing” make it the main theme of the composition.