Yellow Light

29 Jul 2007

I'm a disciple of science. I know the universe is in full compliance with natural laws. But, exploring Hvar's steep, yellow-lit old town, I was a little uneasy to stumble across the open gates of the town cemetery.

The headstones are oversize, laid down like pavers. Perhaps they bury their dead standing up? It's in prime real estate, on the top of the hill. There's a hot wind blowing and a waxing moon in the deep blue sky. While many of the graves are attended by cop-out LED "candles" that can flash like roadwork beacons for weeks, a few have fresh candles. Across the town we can see the fortress, floodlit from below. It's a postcard shot - one of many out here.