Tuesday, April 01, 2008


boing boing posted a link to this tremendously brave photography project by German artist Walter Schels today. he and his partner took before and after shots of terminal cancer patients at a hospice.

watching the breath leave my grandmother's body was unlike anything I have ever experienced. there is nothing that could have prepared me for it. our isolated nuclear family structure really cheats us of this experience. I think life really lacks any meaning unless we have a really clear concept of what death is like.

maybe I should look into becoming a hospice volunteer.

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