I’m writing this post exactly one day before the Autumnal Equinox of 2013. It’s getting cooler at night, the days are getting shorter and now that the kids are back in school we’re resuming a pattern that MORE resembles everyday life as we know it.
This time of year I also find myself a lot more sombre and reflective. Maybe it’s because as the kids go back to school I realize they ARE getting older and that means…I’M GETTING OLDER TOO?
In short I guess I’m finding myself more aware of my mortality than any time else during the year, even on my birthday in April. And it’s not that getting old bothers me, except for these weird skin discolorations and all this ear hair…or having to go to the bathroom ALL the time.
Eventually this reflective period will pass and things will get back to normal for me and my family (or as they and a few of my closest friends like to call it…the end to Matt’s “Man-o-pause”).
So to put it in other words, today will mark the passing of Summer 2013 and all that it brought to us. The good, the bad, and the everything that it was. And as I thought about Summer 2013’s passing as if it were a good friend or even a family member I stumbled across this video that seemed oh so fitting…enjoy!
Every year, Americans bury enough metal in the ground to rebuild the Golden Gate Bridge, says Vashon Island coffin maker Marcus Daly. His simple, handcrafted wooden coffins are an economical and environmentally friendly burial alternative. But Daly believes a coffin's most important feature is that it can be carried. Here's why.
Official Selection, Natural Transitions Film Festival. http://ntfilmfest.org
Official Selection, 15 Short Film Festival. https://www.facebook.com/15shortfilmfestival
Special thanks to Marcus Daly of Marian Caskets. http://www.mariancaskets.com
Original music by Jesse Solomon Clark. http://www.agentsdelfuturo.com
Produced by Visual Contact http://www.visualcontact.com.
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