Sunday, October 24, 2010
Among The Dead
I'm currently in Australia shooting a documentary for six weeks. It's turning out to be a wonderful experience. Yesterday, we passed an old cemetery that caught my attention. We're staying in the town where this cemetery is located for another couple of days.
Tonight I visited the cemetery and these are frame grabs of the footage I filmed.
I love cemeteries. I feel so at home in them. I don't know why.
I love the dead. They no longer hunger or lament.
I love their cities. They're so peaceful.
I love the way the wind strokes the long grass in the graveyard. It's cold, but it's not bitter. There's no bitterness here.
I love the smell and sensual touch of midnight. The sky is clear from here.
If the dead had working eyes, they'd see things like this.
Life hasn't gone yet, but it's fading, and glowing like an ember one last time.