I don't mean to rip off his blog -...(twice...)- but I was catching up on some of his older entries and found this beautiful response to Larry Sultan's passing. He posted an excerpt from a message Larry had sent out not too long ago.
I was so moved and comforted by this small intimate blurb from the past (he writes so beautifully), I can't help sharing it too.
“After hellish days and nights in hospitals, I have chosen not to be medicalized, but, instead, be here at home. Here in this house with my family, full of sleeping kids and wrestling dogs, and French toast cooking while next door in my studio, Dru is laying out a box of prints to edit. This is where I want to be. I realize whatever grace I’m ultimately leaving with is directly linked to my deep understanding that I have led a charmed life. So many charms, and the more there are, the easier it is to let go – at least today while I write this.”
once again, rest in peace Larry.
to read Alec's entire post on Larry, click here.