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A Fragment Of A Past Life Shines. Kavousi( Καβούσι, Κρήτη) Crete.

05-08-2008 · Comments (19)
Categories: Crete  Fuji 160C  Hasselblad SWC/M  

It's odd with our own images how our opinions change...well that's my images and my opinion. I have to be careful how often I look at the unprocessed images or I open them and gradually see less and less merit in them. I find it easier to look quickly and make snap decisions about them and kind of hold that in my mind until I am ready to process. Yea odd how that initial wow can slide to indifference!
Bloody non stop rain today, they said it would be so and they were right. Days like this have me looking for the razorblades I have to say. God only knows how people live in parts of the world where there is no sunlight at times of the year....I think I would have to be sedated until spring.

Well, back to the world of Cretan spirits and empty houses. This place was odd as I shot it twice in the same holiday. I am getting an occasional loose winding issue with one of my Hasselblad backs...need to get it serviced really, perhaps me and the damn back. The film I knew these were on came out loose so knew to be safe had to return...well founded it turns out as the originals were fogged. So this is the village of Kavousi (Καβούσι). A favourite village of mine and one I drive through often. Nestled under the mountain and within a spit of the sea. Anyway, here is an aerial view of Kavousi (Καβούσι) and the surrounding area.

Long about an hour before sunrise
she drags his body down to the edge of the swollen river
wrapped in a red velvet curtain stolen from the movie theatre where she works.
Quiet as a whisper, under the stanchions of a washed-out bridge she cuts him loose
and watches as the flood waters spin him around once, then carry him away.
Then she removes the golden ring upon her finger...and she throws it in.
And I wonder; Baby why don't you cry? Baby why don't you... Baby why don't you cry?
Three days later in a bar in southern Mississippi she meets a man by the name of Charles Lee.
She introduces herself to him as "Lee Charles" "What a coincidence." he says...
and one week later they are married. He wakes up one night six months down the line to find her...
staring at him in the oddest way. When he says, "Honey, what's wrong?" she says,
"Oh nothing dear...except that tears are a stupid trick of God."
And by the time they find his body six weeks later... Well hell, she's a thousand miles away.
And I wonder; Baby why don't you cry? Baby why don't you... Baby why don't you cry?
She runs from devils. She runs from angels. She runs from the ghost of her father and five different uncles.
Blinded by their memory, seared by their pain, she'd like to kill 'em all...then kill 'em all again.
She don't think much about what she's done or the funny feelings that she feels. No, she don't.
To her it's just a condition she picked up as a child... a little thing she calls,
"the wound that never heals", she calls it, "the wound that never heals"
And I wonder; Baby why don't you cry? Baby why don't you...Baby why don't you cry?

Listening to: "The Wound That Never Heals" (No Such Place) - Jim White

Stefan Loeliger

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