I was profoundly moved by a granddaughter’s video tribute to her grandmother on the National Geographic website.
What a wonderful life-statement, a lasting eulogy to one so dear.
As we move through life we try to make a difference, we thrive and grow through a series of relationships; and, in the end, those connections define us.
They are what matter.
They are, in fact, our immortality because, as long as we are remembered, we live on.
One thing is certain:
Gan-Gan, through the images and words of Gemma Green-Hope, lives on!
George Orwell once wrote that the loss of a person equals the loss of an entire perspective:
“One mind less, one world less.”
Gemma Green-Hope echoes Orwell’s sentiments when talking about her poetic stop-motion piece and explaining why she made a film tribute for her grandmother
“Everyone has such interesting lives and stories,
and it seems sad that all that history often disappears with them.
It’s impossible to sum up someone’s whole life in two minutes,
but I wanted to capture a little piece of her marvellous character
and share it with others so she wouldn’t be forgotten.”
Here’s to the millions upon millions of Gan-Gans who have lived, and continue to live, in the hearts and minds, in the very souls, of their grandchildren!
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