My father, Gary Volante, died when I was six years old. My preoccupation and interest in death followed. What is death? Wh do we grieve? How long will it last?
On October 31st, 2012 my Grandfather, Alberico Volante, passed away. Alberico was the last living Grandparent that I had, and his death marked the 8th loss of a loved one. On November 1st, 2012 I traveled to Massachusetts to help with arrangements and to be with my family. For the five days that I was home I took three photos each day, and I wrote about my experience. The funeral was held on the fourth day. I wrote and performed the eulogy for my Grandfather.
In an attempt to understand grief, I have cataloged and examined it.