Thursday, July 24, 2014

supersonicart:

Isaac Cordal’s “Cement Eclipses.”

Isaac Cordal places different miniature statues into his local landscape of Chiapas, Mexico to create an entirely new sense of place once the objects inhabit their chosen situation.  Stories develop organically from the objects and, especially with these skeletal versions, take on a metaphorical prowess to the pleasing street art.  See more below!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"What should we think about death?" Narrated by Stephen Fry

(Source: youtube.com)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
nevver:

Death Mask
an-overwhelming-question:

John Deakin - Dylan Thomas (1950)

an-overwhelming-question:

John Deakin - Dylan Thomas (1950)

Monday, July 7, 2014
On March 2, more than four years ago now, Lea died of substance-abuse-related liver failure. June 10 would have been her 27th birthday. This time of year is when she’s always most on my mind, and I’m sure that some Facebook technician who keeps track of what we all do on the site would report that my visits to Lea’s profile increase exponentially as the weather gets warmer. I don’t know how, exactly, I managed to open up my old messages with Lea. I want to say that Facebook put the messages there—that I didn’t click the button, that they just appeared, Lea’s face popping up because she had something to say, she wanted to chat. (via She’s Still Dying on Facebook - Julie Buntin - The Atlantic)

On March 2, more than four years ago now, Lea died of substance-abuse-related liver failure. June 10 would have been her 27th birthday. This time of year is when she’s always most on my mind, and I’m sure that some Facebook technician who keeps track of what we all do on the site would report that my visits to Lea’s profile increase exponentially as the weather gets warmer. I don’t know how, exactly, I managed to open up my old messages with Lea. I want to say that Facebook put the messages there—that I didn’t click the button, that they just appeared, Lea’s face popping up because she had something to say, she wanted to chat. (via She’s Still Dying on Facebook - Julie Buntin - The Atlantic)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
When anyone we care about dies, it hurts. And it’s meant to. But when a best friend dies, it hurts in a unique and mysterious way. The pain of losing your friend is severe and almost intolerable, but it should be felt for all it’s worth. You must have the courage to honor your friend by feeling all of it. You can take some comfort in knowing it won’t always hurt in the fresh, stinging way it does now, but it will linger and somewhat soften until it’s primarily a memory of the pain you feel now. I can remember how it hurt when I broke my nose — the immediate pain was unimaginably intense, and even though it’s well healed now, the suffering is easily recalled and the blinding pain can almost be felt via memory. This is important. (via Ask Andrew W.K.: How to Cope With the Death of a Friend | Village Voice)

When anyone we care about dies, it hurts. And it’s meant to. But when a best friend dies, it hurts in a unique and mysterious way. The pain of losing your friend is severe and almost intolerable, but it should be felt for all it’s worth. You must have the courage to honor your friend by feeling all of it. You can take some comfort in knowing it won’t always hurt in the fresh, stinging way it does now, but it will linger and somewhat soften until it’s primarily a memory of the pain you feel now. I can remember how it hurt when I broke my nose — the immediate pain was unimaginably intense, and even though it’s well healed now, the suffering is easily recalled and the blinding pain can almost be felt via memory. This is important. (via Ask Andrew W.K.: How to Cope With the Death of a Friend | Village Voice)

As a kid I had a terror of dying. That’s pretty common and most people grow out of it. The mentality that binds cryonicists, though, is that we won’t accept the status quo. I signed up for cryonics in 1992, when I was 20. When I’m pronounced legally “dead”, my body will be cryonically preserved in the hope that science will eventually work out how to engineer a new me.
The only cryonics storage facilities are in the US and Russia. So while my day job is as a student landlord, in my spare time I run Cryonics UK and train a cryonics emergency team in my own home. We’re ready to administer the medical procedures needed to stabilise and cool a body before it is flown to the US on dry ice.
‘I drive a cryonics ambulance’ - FT.com
Sunday, June 29, 2014
"When we die, we die and we go to nothing.  Dust to dust…I think the end of the world reaches you when you die."
http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidbertozzi/final-thoughts-from-everyday-people-facing-death

"When we die, we die and we go to nothing.  Dust to dust…I think the end of the world reaches you when you die."

http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidbertozzi/final-thoughts-from-everyday-people-facing-death

Friday, June 27, 2014
The dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. George Eliot (via panatmansam)
He who was living is now dead
We who were living are now dying
With a little patience.
T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land (via panatmansam)
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Woman ‘parties’ at her own funeral.

(Source: youtube.com)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Don’t Fear Death (by Dice Productions)

Starring comedian Rik Mayall who unfortunately just passed away much much too young.

[via dangerous minds]