Removing the dead whose families can no longer afford the luxury of a private crypt in a Guatemalan cemetery. As soon as a lease on a grave expires, the cleaners will come and free up the space for a new paying customer. Bags of broken corpses are tossed into heaps like piles of garbage and transported on forklift trucks with the clothes they were buried in still on their backs. Remains that are claimed by family members are stored in a small box and then deposited at an ossuary at the General Cemetery.
Ha’a Keaulana runs across the ocean floor with a 50 pound boulder. They do this as training to survive the massive surf waves of winter. She learned her amazing skills from her dad, legendary waterman #briankeaulana and her Grandpa, #Buffalo. I was very humbled to learn from the Hawaiians who have salt water running through their veins. Mahalo Nui Loa. Please stay tuned for our upcoming story on the Hawaiian surfing culture.