“Document it. All of it.” – Roar Thorsen #livinguntilwesaygoodbye

My Dad is a consummate documentarian.  This has always been part of his artistic expression.  His photo albums, since his teenage years, are detailed accounts of his life and adventures.

I promised him to keep taking photos during this final chapter.  Dad is winding down now.  Dad’s breathing continues, slow, deep, intermittent.  He is surrounded by love.

I spent a quiet evening by myself with Dad last night, cleaning his room, reading a  Swedish children’s book to him and, as he asked, taking photos.  I get it.  It feels empowering to strip away the filter of fear and truly SEE the beauty of the journey.

See also:

Life has no opposite

Healing sock monkey watching over Dad

Drawn Together

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