Helen’s memorial

IMG-20120205-00036We gathered on a unreasonably perfect summer day and bid farewell to Helen. What would you amount to if you were given only 21 years? I had the honour of taking her photo a few months before and was astounded by her utter refusal to let a terminal disease prevent her from living.

Each of us held a green balloon – her favourite colour. And then we tried to embrace the beauty of letting go.