Sweet Sue

Film: Super 8
Model: Sue Van Schoonhoven
Songs by: Sue Van Schoonhoven
edited: Final Cut Pro II
Filmed: 2001

This was a christmas present for my friend Sue. She left this world in 2008.

Absence and Presence
If I die, survive me with such sheer force
that you waken the furies of the pallid and the cold,
from south to south lift your indelible eyes,
from sun to sun dream through your singing mouth.
I don’t want your laughter or your steps to waver,
I don’t want my heritage of joy to die.
Don’t call up my person. I am absent.
Live in my absence as if in a house.
Absence is a house so vast
that inside you will pass through its walls
and hang pictures on the air.
Absence is a house so transparent
that I, lifeless, will see you, living,
and if you suffer, my love, I will die again.

Pablo Neruda