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thestateae:

It’s a floating city whose inhabitants, after centuries in their stratospheric exile, have developed a cultural taboo against burying the dead wholly intact down on the ground. It is not the body that pollutes, according to their aerial customs, but rather it is the elemental earth that despoils all that comes in contact with it. Could it have anything to do with the reason why they forgo terrestrial existence in the first place?

(via a cemetery of floating | pruned)

(Source: khaleejiswag)

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