Wednesday, April 02, 2008

animate the trivial days...

was on my way to the pool in the way early pre-dawn when i saw flashing red and blue lights reflecting off a tattoo parlor and adjacent billboard (Boulden heating -- we'll keep you warm this winter). drove by the scene as in a dream: no sirens, no sounds, no activity as far as i could see, just two firetrucks, an ambulance and a paramedic unit. floodlights turned the 5am darkness into harsh noon and set in stark relief the single motorcycle on its side in the middle of the road. you die like you live - said the hospice chaplain at grandmother's service - only harder.

depending on your mood, you might find this piece called Life Before Death featured in the guardian morbid or illuminating or both. says the G:

This sombre series of portraits taken of people before and after they had died is a challenging and poignant study. The work by German photographer Walter Schels and his partner Beate Lakotta, who recorded interviews with the subjects in their final days, reveals much about dying - and living.

i hope your day counts.

1 comment:

Subhangi said...

The series of photographs was very thought-provoking. Thanks.