As a family, I think we are trying to consolidate the Vernon we knew over the past two and a half years to the Vernon we had as a father before that. We have already grieved so much of our loss. But now that it’s the “season of remembrance,” its been interesting to think about the man he was before that. It’s a strange time. I feel like we must say goodbye to two different men, almost. Photographs help make sense of things.
I’m so glad that my sister in law Nicole took these pictures of us three years ago in the house we lived in at the time.
I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel — Robert Smith, The Cure