My mom died three years ago tomorrow. In memory of her, I created two digital stories:
[Here’s the transcript from this story]
If you look closely, you’ll see some of the same footage that I used in the raw footage at the end my post on the first anniversary of my mom’s death.
MOM ON A HIKE
note: this is a slightly modified version of a digital story I posted in August.
I like putting these videos beside each other. I’m struck by the contrast between the material connections that the first one (fragments) honors and the reverent and romanticized memory of Mom in the woods that the second one (MOM ON A HIKE) constructs. Taken together, they reflect my own efforts at negotiating grief/life. I could say more, but I’d rather let the stories speak for themselves.