Christine Stoddard's installation, "Word Graveyard," premiered at The New York City Poetry Festival in July 2015. Guests were asked to write their epitaphs on index cards and put them on the ground to form a miniature graveyard.
For those of you who were so angry that a funeral procession made you a few minutes late, I have a few suggestions. The next time this happens, try not to think of the fact that you missed one rotation of the lights; think instead about what the people in those cars will miss.
That Bill Cunningham's funeral service was held at St. Thomas More's Church put a wistful smile on my face. For to my late mother at least, of the several classy East side Roman Catholic churches in New York City, Thomas More was the classiest.
It would be hard to imagine a life more majestic, fulfilled, and life-affirming than his. May Muhammad Ali rest in the very peace he sought to increase. If ever there were a time for a state funeral, it's now.
In the wake of Rob Ford's death on March 22nd, 2016 many are looking back on his life. Along with his troubled and eccentric moments, he was a man of the community and his legacy, in whichever light you see it, will be remembered for years to come.
A couple of years ago I took the opportunity of photographing my Opa's funeral and the wake afterwards and would like to share with you some of the photographs I took, to show you why photography can be a healer.