"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

All Souls’ Night

“What man can live and never see death?
Who can save himself from the grasp of the grave?”

The Feast of All Souls finishes quietly.
As the day gives way to darkness, entire families gather in Fort Cochin’s cemetery.
Candles are lit beside graves of the departed.

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The community remember their dead.


“Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis…”

“Grant them eternal rest, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them…”


Pictures taken in Fort Cochin cemetery on All Souls’ night.
First quote from Psalm 89:49 (Grail translation)
Requiem passage taken from the opening of  “
Missa pro defunctis” (Mass for the Dead)

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