What makes the body alive?
Fluidity and movement
What makes each of us alive?
Sensations, feelings and emotions
All these details are lost
in the dead bodies.
Their expressions are
acceptance and willingness
to be looked at, touched, investigated and disturbed.
The ultimate offering.
But the souls are not there any longer.
They are vacant vessels
with memories of
blisters on the toes
fair hair on the skin
and a feeding tube into the stomach.
These people used to feel a lot.
Now the time is frozen for them.
The bodies remain.
And who knows.
The souls may be already on other journeys.