In Koree-da’s movie, After Life, on death people are greeted by a middle place. An administrative building where dead people are processed before being sent to a place of permanence. Here, within a week they have to choose one memory from their life they want to take to the next place. A memory they will live with forever.
What would you take?
For the last year, every day I try to answer just that. One memory I want to take with me from that day. Lying lazily on the bed with K. And P. A small walk to the store. A tree where a knot of sparrows made their home.
Deeply meditating on fragments of memory, and finitude of living. Taking a pause. A marker buoy dropped in to the ocean of life. Isn't that life anyway, a sum of all these memories.
Ingrid Fetell Lee talks about capturing these tiny moments of joy by writing them on a piece of paper and dropping them in a jar. Building a jar of joy.