All Things Must Pass

From, A Kaddish For Harry, © 2015 Dave Ortiz

From, A Kaddish For Harry, © 2015 Dave Ortiz

At the funeral for my father in law, Harry Harris, 1930-2015

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One thought on “All Things Must Pass

  1. Thank you so much, David, for sharing these powerful images of the funeral rites for your father-in-law.
    My sympathies at your loss.
    Having experienced the deaths of both of my parents over the past two years there was much to recognise in both the rawness and the warmth glimpsed in these moments of family ritual. Like you I have found the construction of a photographic record of that time (gleaned from the iPhone I carried with me from hospital to cemetery) both a therapeutic tool, – creating meaning from loss, – and an important historical record.
    “All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s … mortality, vulnerability, mutability.” (Susan Sontag).
    Amen to that!

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