Finding That Place | 4 July 2007

029There’s a scene in the 1988 movie Stealing Home, when Mark Harmon’s character Billy Wyatt throws the ashes of his deceased first love into the Atlantic Ocean. He runs down a pier and lets her go.

Ever since then, life has been about finding that place — the place my loved ones will scatter my ashes. For years, it was Multnomah falls Falls in Oregon — a place I’d never been to but a poster I had in college, hanging over my bed. Then in March 2005, I landed on the Aran Islands — and the place changed.

To lay on the edge

and look out into nothing but

sea — all I wanted was to fly

 

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