The Little Crouchy Guy


I put the sculpture in his hand. His eyes light up, and he caresses the wood.

"Do you remember this?"

"I do! The little crouchy guy!"

"Do you remember making him?"

"Oh, yes. VERY well."

"I was where you are now, and you were visiting me!"


"I've always felt that he was kind of feeling the same way you were about me and my lung tumor..."


"So he's kind of come full circle, because this is how I'm feeling about you being here now."


"I love you so much, dad."

"Oh, what are we going to do?"
I don't think I've ever been so struck by a narrative and photo in such a way as I have today--thank you for that and for the reminder that our lives are reciprocal and move full circle (not the circles in the weeping willow shot come to mind again). Big hugs.
posted August 14th, 2013  
Whoops, "now" the circles, not "not"
posted August 14th, 2013  
Such a powerful shot and words.
posted August 14th, 2013  
Sadness. Lovely last moments. Your dad made him. What a sweet memory. Hugs, my friend.
posted August 14th, 2013  
This brought tears to my eyes. What a heartbreaking and beautiful moment you were able to share.
posted August 14th, 2013  
A very touching image, I hope you are doing ok?
posted August 14th, 2013  
Sending you hugs.
posted August 15th, 2013  
tristesse et des mots puissants
posted August 15th, 2013  
Somehow this image tells the story better than all the other ones. Very moving. I won't comment on the others. I just want to tell you that the series was very effective and emotional, and you have my condolences.
posted August 16th, 2013  
You did a wonderful thing in this...
posted August 18th, 2013  
All these words need no addition from me. Fav as this is so moving and in tribute to your dad, bless him.
posted August 18th, 2013  
Wonderful photo and very meaningful story.
posted August 18th, 2013  
This is wonderful . .
posted August 24th, 2013  
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