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Burial at Pashupati Nath

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Nepal Collection

 
Name: Burial at Pashupati Nath

Date: Fall 2012

Country: Nepal

 
We walked up on the ridge of the hill and looked down at Pashupati. It looked like an ancient city spread out before our eyes;the view was breathtaking. I was overwhelmed by the amount of detail that was before my eyes; the buildings, the rooftops, the mountains in the distance making it look all the more smaller, so much that it was overwhelming to my senses. That was when my eye was drawn to the river and the group of people. A cremation was underway and we had happened upon it at the pivotal moment.

I could feel restlessness in the air, the weight of sorrow pressing down on those surrounding the body; yet also the lightness of a spirit aloft that had left that shell of a body. I felt like this could be any moment in the history of time,almost as though it was a flickering movie reel playing before my eyes, a surreal moment of the past, present and future all residing in one place.

 

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Stories: The images were taken while I was on a 18-month sabbatical around the world. To read of my experiences in Nepal, visit 30 Days of Adventure.

 

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