silent sunday: his last wish

My father’s last spoken wish to me was to come with us to the Grand Tetons and to Yellowstone. He would never have the chance to see it again, through his own eyes. But he saw it through mine, and through the eyes of his grandchildren.

We left a little of him behind, too, in three places that felt right.

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Tower Falls area, Yellowstone National Park

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Soda Butte, in Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park

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Lupine Meadows, in Grand Teton National Park

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir, 1938

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7 Responses to “silent sunday: his last wish”

  1. 1
    Heather in SF — July 13, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    This is so beautiful, I’m all choked up.

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    Kim Foster — July 13, 2014 @ 6:29 pm

    Beautiful. He just keeps living through you.

    I love that you took him with you, in your heart, on this trip.

    love you, my friend. Xoxo

  3. 3

    Gorgeous MJ. Your dad is peacefully resting now looking out over that beautiful landscape. Hugs XO

  4. 4
    Paula — July 14, 2014 @ 7:40 am

    I believe your Dad is very happy and his soul is very much at peace in these settings.

  5. 5
    Colleen — July 14, 2014 @ 11:46 am


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    Teresa, foodonfifth — July 14, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

    Lovely, lovely tribute to your father. We should all be so lucky to have someone do this for us one day. Very great post and photos.

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    Kristen — July 14, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

    Beautiful resting places. Hugs!

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