Friday, March 25, 2011
A Beautiful Finish
My dad passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 around 2 p.m. It was very intense as he neared his end but it was close to perfect, in my eyes. My brother and my sister and I were all around him, right there with him and talking to him with peaceful loving thoughts right to the last moments. He died very peacefully. Tonight, I'm exhausted and quite numb. I trust that catching up on some sleep will help me regain a balanced perspective. And then, all the family stuff will begin....a sort of grande finale to celebrate his life.
I will use the photo above on his memorial folder. He built this campground as a retirement project about 30 years ago after many years as a beloved physician here in our small town. I made this photograph on the summer solstice, and it's one of my favorites. There are a number of details to take care of next so that the next week or so goes well, but there is a sense of peace and fulfillment in all of us, a feeling of completion. And after all, life does go on....