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At 27, I Learned About Death

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It's been a tough year.

At an age that most people typically start worrying about their own mortality, and rightfully so, I've found myself more saddened by the passing of others than any other time in my life. I know that this is far from uncommon for someone my age and I actually take solace in the shared experience of grief and knowing that so many can feel so much for someone they didn't even know. It's sad, but it's a happy kind of sad I suppose.
Until this past year, I have been fortunate to have not experienced as much personal loss as so many others have or such loss occurred at such a young age that the impact was less severe. It's always sad when someone dies, no matter who or what the circumstances. What has seemed so strange about this past year is the bombardment of deaths of people who I felt, and unfortunately only realized after their passing, how much they shaped who I am as a person. As a filmmaker and as an artist, this influence can not be ove…