Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Almost Wordless Wednesday

From our dear friend, Adam Bridge, who was a great help to Steve after he was moved to Skilled Nursing at Christmastime. This was originally posted on Adam's Instagram account and when it came up on my feed, I was immediately reduced to tears. Deeply meaningful and moving.


"Remembering Steve Barbour. He loved Paris. This is my last image of Steve along with a photo of Paris by Lluis Ripoll used by permission. I like to think he is always, now, in Paris. City of Light. Hail and farewell, my friend." Adam Bridge

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  1. Wow! So beautifully photoshopped, so evocative. I love this.

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    1. I do, too, Robin. It just says it all for me.

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  2. ¡Maravillosa! What an extraordinarily loving visual tribute to Steve.

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    1. Isn't it just? It captures so much so very well. I began to think of taking his ashes to the river Seine. Who knows?

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  3. To answer your question. I've lived at the same address for 35 years. I haven't done the math for awhile. It's startling! On the other hand, Bellingham has changed so much since October 1984 and I am not the same person I was in 1984, so it feels as if I have been many people in many places. If someone had told me 35 years ago that I would still be living in the same place, I would not have believed them. In the first 7 years of my life we lived in five different places in California. After I left home, I lived in four more places in California and then briefly near Boston. I've been in Bellingham since 1974, living at four different addresses. I hope to live at this address for the rest of my life. We'll see (-:

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    1. Thats just amazing to me, being the nomad that I have been, moving in and out of rentals at breakneck speeds. I bought my condo where I am now, and I hope to never leave. The longest I've lived in an abode is 5.5 years. I like the idea of being settled into one place.

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  4. Lovely tribute. I know you will cherish it and the memories it summons.

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  5. This was a beautiful and obviously very loving tribute to Steve. Thank you for sharing and to your friend as well.

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