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March 3, 2011

Strength of the Human Spirit

Yesterday I had lunch with Gregg.  Only a couple weeks ago I spent five hours with him in his home. I photographed his late partner’s watercolors and acrylic paintings on canvas all day. Kieran was a brilliant artist. His work was vivid, intense, powerful, edgy, emotional. As Gregg and I talked, we laughed, he cried, we shared our hearts, we goofed off. I saw a glimpse into his soul. I was struck by just how resilient the human spirit is. In the midst of his immense grief, Gregg still has fight left in him and a determination to love life. He spoke of the love he and Kieran shared, and reflecting on the 17 years of beautiful memories, said with melancholy, “We were just getting started.”  It is his hope to preserve Kieran’s legacy by sharing with the world the many stories and inspiration behind each painting.

I’m thankful to have met a new friend. I am honored Gregg let me into his home and into a small part of his heart.

THIS is why I love what I do.

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  1. Anna Bonick

    March 4th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    “We were just getting started.” Ohhh. Just oh. How beautiful. Much love and light to Gregg.

  2. Alaina Bos

    March 11th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    The artwork is amazing Jenn! I teared up when I read your story!

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