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Pilgrim State Hospital (Brentwood, NY) | what have i lost?

Dying In Your Sleep: Photographing Pilgrim State Hospital's Remains
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'A stone I died and rose again a plant;
A plant I died and rose an animal;
I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?'

"A Stone I Died"
by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Morgue. Pilgrim State Hospital, Long Island NY. 2009

Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America