I had the honour last night of putting together a slide presentation to represent who Art was in his life.
Art's brother-in-law Henry and I poured over hundreds of photographs, made selections, timed them to music (a beautiful song written for Art several months ago), edited, and finally arrived at a presentation that, we thought, best spoke of Art''s life of relationships, sports, career, and service.
As we watched the final edit, we smiled as the words of the song seemed uncannily timed to certain images. I wonder what the impact will be this afternoon at the memorial service?
And while Henry and I did our very best to put it together, there was this over-riding question of how a 6 minute, 30 second presentation could possibly give enough honour and tribute and fleshing out to a life of 51 years?
It just can't.
It's simply one piece in the puzzle of this strange and awkward grieving process.
Writing through this…
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