Who remembers?

Christian Boltanski claimed that we die twice, once when we are no longer living, and again when someone looks at a photograph of us and does not know who we are. This is a photo of the whirlpool that is created by Niagara falls. Many people have attempted to go over the falls in order to reach immortality, and many have survived said fall. However, I bet you cannot name one of them, and if you saw of a picture of them without any indication that they went over the falls, you would have no clue who they were. Similarly, this whirlpool is insignificant and forgettable, except when attached to Niagara falls. No one remembers the spot except in relation to the falls. Does is still count if we are only remembered in relation to something else?Image


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