the tools he left behind

it’s been just over a year since losing my father to leukemia. as hard as the last year has been, i will admit, my perspective on life has changed considerably. i’ve also realized how incredibly resilient my family is and how much closer we have become.

our garage is filled with memories which i’ve decided to capture within this piece. the tools he left behind represents his work as it remains, untouched, but most of all the symbolism of the gifts that parents pass to their children over time. while these images portray the physical, his mentoring taught us how to lead our lives with purpose and empathy.

my dad left a working space full of tools he used to create things he was truly proud of, but before he passed, he made sure his family knew they were his finest work.

life is a collection of moments.

with love,

-rick

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