Dec 4, 2011
"Everyday is a journey and the journey itself is home." a quote from the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō. One might think it a little cheesey at face value but I'd like to think not.
The past year has been a rocky one for my family and I. Just one year ago, this friday, my grandfather died. He suffered for years with parkinsins disease and ahlziemers. He was foundational to so many aspects of my life. If that weren't enough to continue to process, on April 13th our home burnt down along with nearly everything we owned.
We were surrounded on both occasions by people who love us and care about us. In some instances people we had either just met or still have never met who sent us letters, threw us a fundraiser or gave us gifts to help us get back on our feet. The generosity was more overwhelming than the fire itself.
With all of that in mind I wanted to create something that communciated what I was learning through all of this.