The story is ispired by Alan Watts’s famous quote on life and death. “There really isn’t anything radically wrong with being sick or with dying. We can’t say that it’s a good thing for everything to go on living. In a very simple demonstration that if we enable everybody to go on living, we overcrowd ourselves. So therefore, one person who dies in a way is honourable because he’s making room for others. It’s a far more amusing arrangement for nature to continue the process of life through different individuals then it is always with the same individual, because as each new individual approaches life is renewed. And one remembers how fascinating the most ordinary everyday things are to a child, because they see them all as marvellous. It is not, therefore, natural for us to wish to prolong life indefinitely. But we live in a culture where it has been rubbed into us in every conceivable way that to die is a terrible thing”.
Varanasi // Beyond Life
Aeyaz Hasn is a film maker from India settled in Dubai realizing cinematic travel and documentary films and working as the head of CG at Dejavu, a film production company based in Dubai Media City.