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May 6, 2009

Days With My Father by Phillip Toledano

a wonderful and heartfelt photo essay

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That broke my heart

Posted by: Sarah at May 6, 2009 11:21 AM

You know what? I should film my father, too.

Posted by: Sonja at May 6, 2009 12:19 PM

Thanks Ze.

Posted by: michael at May 6, 2009 1:38 PM

just beautiful.

my dad is in his 80s. i showed him a photo of himself, which i thought was very beautiful. he said, "when did i become such an old man. i feel like i'm still in my 20s."

my dad hates his ailing body. it breaks my heart to see him rail against age.

but he is now a kinder and gentler person. and i like him better.

anyway... all of this to say, what a lovely lovely photo essay.

Posted by: ingrid at May 6, 2009 1:49 PM

I once asked a friend of my father's, who was 86 at the time, what advice he had for an aspiring young man like myself.

"Don't get old, kid," was all he said. Then he smiled.

There was something about the way he said it that made it seem infinitely more insightful that if it were to come from anyone else.

I just thought I'd share that. Thanks.

Posted by: Dill at May 6, 2009 6:53 PM

thanks for posting that Ze. Beautiful.

Posted by: Luis at May 6, 2009 7:56 PM

I remember when my granma - and I - were in very similar condition. She was loosing memory and asking question over and over about her past , her - dead - parents... taking old photos telling long story that quite often were unprecise and confused... And I was a student plenty of life and project in my mind... Now all this has gone. And I wish she could see noe how beatiful my sons are...

thanks Ze.

Posted by: stefano at May 7, 2009 4:13 AM

Thanks for posting this link. My dad died 2 years ago. Fortunately we held a massive celebration for his 80th birthday just before that. Toledano's photo essay was powerful for me.

Posted by: gypsy sister at May 7, 2009 10:01 AM

this reminds me off my dad :(

Posted by: eleanor at October 19, 2009 11:31 AM

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