Originally published: 20 Nov 2016
Please join me on a short visual tour of a remote pioneer cemetery. I was in this amazing place on a stunning fall day a couple of weeks ago, and wanted to try to show it to you, while musing about priorities and positivity.
This really is a special place. I’ve been fascinated by old cemeteries for most of my life, but this one is rare. For one thing, it is quite remote (you have to hike in to national forest land to find it). Perhaps more importantly, it has few “proper” headstone markers (only three). The rest of the markers are pieces of local siltstone, some with hand-chiseled letters, others with no indication whatsoever of the person who lies at rest there.
This was a pretty experimental video for me, and I did not succeed at everything I tried to do, but I learned a lot. I wish you could hear the ambient sounds of the woods better, but it was SO VERY QUIET in the woods that day, and the few things that were making sound (like the birds) were so far away. That means that the sounds are very faint in the ambient recording, and turning them up brings up the noise floor. Ah well.
I’ve included all the clips that I shot that day, even the retakes and the ones with technical issues. Hopefully I’ve succeeded in bringing you to this place for a moment, and I hope you found it relaxing and reflective.
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