Astride a Grave

“They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.” Pozzo, Waiting for Godot

On the surface of it, referencing Beckett doesn’t seem the obvious choice for a blog that aims to be relentlessly positive, but I love this quote. I don’t see negativity in it, it’s a rallying cry!

We are born astride a grave and the light does only gleam an instant. Life is too short not to try new things or test ourselves; too short to spend time with people who don’t enrich our lives and help us shine; too short to not be confidently naked in front of a lover or to prance on a sunny beach in our swimwear; too short to worry about what’s wobbling when we’re running, dancing, fucking…



24 thoughts on “Astride a Grave

  1. This is wonderful! The quote, and your thoughts on it, are inspiring. Your photo is amazing! The colors are so rich, and I love the contrast of pink skin and emerald. The way you look out speaks directly of the quote. Really powerful stuff!

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  2. This is such an amazing image and I absolutely adore cemeteries! But your words are so true, life is far too short too worry, it’s just a shame most of us forget those words at key moments!


  3. You’ve done such a good job with the colours on this – those greens are lush in both senses of the word – and it really brings out the idea of this being a photo about life, not death. Plus your arse looks great, obviously!


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