''It was the sixteenth spring in my life, but for me it was a first spring. All the former springs simply mixed up''Ivan Shmelyov
My Love is a 2006 paint-on-glass-animated short film directed by Aleksandr Petrov, based on A Love Story (1927) by Ivan Shmelyov. I think it is the best animation film I have ever seen. Pure inspiration. A masterpiece.
I am facing my first Christmas without my father. I think I have coped well the last two months. It didn’t hit me until I came back home. All the decorations had been put away that we had just had a huge loss. The grieving process then began again. It’s sad knowing I will never get to experience Christmas with him again. Though it is sad, I’m happy for my dad. I am sure he is in a better place now. On Christmas Eve I thought of all the good times I had with him instead of dwelling on the fact that he is gone, he is still with us in spirit and he loves us very dearly. I made this video on Christmas Eve for him. I love you Dad.
And Death Shall Have No Dominion
By Dylan Thomas
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;