My Boy, Graham



                                                         December 7, 2002 – September 7, 2010



A Place of the Heart

"I can speak for Graham here, as is necessary, and tell you of one "Place of the Heart" we share with certainty.

It is at the waterline of any tide in the late-afternoon shadows at Lecount Hollow.

It is here, in the cool, wet sand, where Graham lies down with decisiveness and abandon,

I beside him, and we look out to sea, listening to that familiar roar, feeling that familiar rumble

and tasting that fresh, briny smell of the salt air. Here we are one, with each other, one with ourselves,

and one with our surroundings. We are truly in one very special, one extraordinary, and one extremely fortunate place,

this place of the heart..."

From Places of the Heart: An Essay from the Natural Affairs Series



Graham passed in the early morning hours of September 7, 2010, after a ten-day battle with cancer.