Like the first shot, this image is taken in a house that has not been lived in for around 30 years. Abandoned, desolate and now almost just a shell, this suitcase can be found lying on a bedroom floor.
It is as if a lifetime’s possessions can be simply packed up into a trunk, the journey continues. No one will really notice whence we are gone, life moves on. Life is fleeting, take what opportunities you can.
The text book definition of ephemeral is “lasting for a very short time”, with such synonyms as “fleeting, transient, passing, short-lived, cursory, temporary, momentary, brief…” . To my mind all of these can be used for our time on this planet and I think this image of a suitcase in a long abandoned house is so appropriate for the theme.
But what do you think?