My British friend K and I went to La Loma Cemetery in Caloocan City as part of our holiday. Like what I have said in my other blog, neither K nor I know someone who was buried in the cemetery, but K just had to drop by this particular cemetery, because there is some kind of connection between my friend K's family and the cemetery. It's quite a personal connection, and I don't know if I can share it or not, so I guess I will just shut my mouth.
Anyway, we are on our way out of the cemetery and K guided me to the section in the cemetery where he took this shot that I really liked. It was raining, and as I step on a damp soil to gain momentum as I take the shot, I notice this broken epitaph, probably from the children section of the cemetery, because when we went there, we notice that some of the apartment style tombs for the babies had this notice of something (I forgot how it was called), and K said that should the family fail to pay their rents, the bones will be taken out, so other can rent the space. There are quite a lot of open spaces in the section, and it was just so sad. Some of the babies were born and died on the same day, and although they still haven't done anything to make their mark, for the family to forget about them truly is a sad fate.
*** Jenn ***
Posted by shutter happy jenn at Monday, November 24, 2008