This picture, poem, and music were featured as a {daily pic} on May 29, 2016.

Was it like lifting a veil
And was the grass treacherous, the green grass
 Did you think of your own mother
 Was it like a virus

Did the software flicker
 And was this the beginning

Was it like that
Was there gas station food
 and was it a long trip
 And is there sun there
or drones
or punishment
or growth
Was it a blackout
And did you still create me
And what was I like on the first day of my life
Were we two from the start
And was our time an entrance
or an ending
Did we stand in the heated room
Did we look at the painting
Did the snow appear cold
Were our feet red with it, with the wet snow

And then what were our names
Did you love me or did I misunderstand
Is it terrible
 Do you intend to come back
 Do you hear the world’s keening
 Will you stay the night

The Night Where You No Longer Live
 By Meghan O’Rourke

Arvo Part ~ Te Deum