Remembering

May 18, 2010

I hold on tight to this. Those old boots, that dusty van, his painting clothes, his fingers smearing paint...all such familiar parts of him, his daily life. And if there was some way to add scents to video there would be the familiar scent of sunscreen and sweat...that comforting smell that would drift in the door with him after a good day of painting in the fields or on the beach. I love hearing him talk about his passion. His views on art. I watch it over and over again . Remembering. Thank you, Reese and Wilson.
Susan said...

Oh, Lucia, what a wonderful gift you've given those of us who read your blog. There is a moment near the beginning of the video when I saw you in your Dad's smile. And I am also reminded how fortunate I am that I get to see one of his paintings, up close, every single day here at the Law School. Thank you for posting the video. /Susan

Dana said...

Lucia,
Thanks for sharing this part of yourself with us. How I would have liked to meet up with this man in his movable art studio. . . .
D

Lost in Sicily said...

Wha an amazing Dad, and a truly beautiful video.

Molly said...

Beautiful photos! What a wonderful person to have influenced your life. As soon as I saw these fabulous pictures I thought, "this is someone I would love to have met". He looks like someone I would like! How lucky you have been to have such a Dad in your life.

Karen said...

A lovely video, Lucia.

morninglight mama said...

This must mean so very, very much to you, Lucia. How amazing to have along with your own dear memories. And I can see that creativity, appreciation for natural beauty and artistic expression is just in your blood!

House Mother said...

The video is a wonderful treasure.

It's a good reminder for all to preserve memories of those we love not only in photographs, because hearing someone's voice is very powerful.

I wish I had my grandfather's voice in a bottle. All I have left is a shirt that smells like him. I read once that our sense of smell draws up the strongest emotions and memories in people -- I believe it.

You've also reminded me to take photos of the family tree branches above, not just below (my children) because I have a million photos of the kids but I have precious few photos of my Mom and Dad.

Thanks once again for sharing wholeheartedly.

Stacy Kadesh said...

Thanks for this treasure...so glad you have this.

Lots of Love
Stacy

likeschocolate said...

What an amazing artist your father was. How lucky you are to have had him in your life.

Laurie said...

This is just beautiful...I love the one with the painting.

On a side note - I decided to take my blog to private, but sent you an email inviting you to be a reader. Let me know if it didn't come through.

kate gundersen said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful video. My thoughts have been with you the last couple weeks--

Jeannette said...

A treasure for you and your children. Thank you for sharing it with us!

The Clan McCawley said...

Funny, I was so enthralled with this image of your father painting that I never even realized it was a video. It is truly one of the most beautiful images of art you've shared and I am so grateful that you have this. I'm so sorry you are hurting and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You must remember that you are keeping him alive in the joy that is your children and your family. Your art is as inspiring as his and you learned it at his knee. What a wonderful legacy!

Cami said...

This is so lovely. What amazing pictures.

Heather Jacks said...

Thank you for sharing this bit about your Father. You are so fortunate to have this treasure of a video. I lost my Father when I was 21. For years, I felt that "feeling" in the pit of my stomach as well. It does get better...never goes away, but gets better.

Latest Instagrams

© Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish. Design by FCD.