In the very beginning, everythingwas just beautiful. We acquainted light, abundance of existence anddrunkenness from passion. But suddenly, prophetically inevitable,scared by damnation, life starts to wither, to be scared, to divide,dissolve, crack, becomes a cynical frightened beast. Some say thatanatomy of the fall can be explained in eight acts. Some say thatanatomy of the purging can be pictured in eight acts. But all of themare agreeing on one - after death, sometimes stone is left behind us. In years, these photos were gathered across three continents, fromdifferent cemeteries. Cemeteries are congregational place of hope ineternity, in absence of pain, in love, and in unity with God.Manifestations of that hope are stone icons and sculptures. If we learnto read graves and icons, we will learn to read whole human history,but an unchangeable one, eternal history of people, which is neverchanging because it is that stone which sometimes stays behind us afterour death.