My son’s mother just found one of his old notebooks…(My son was always journaling or sketching something in notebooks that he kept with him most of the time) A wrinkled yellow legal page fell out. On it August had written:
Art is an individual’s vehicle for personal expression of feelings, questions, ideas.
It is an extension of one’s self reflecting some aspect of the artist’s internal make up.
‘Harold and Maude’ expresses it’s creator’s struggle and ultimate acceptance of the inevitability and necessity of life and death and the delicate, yet unwavering balance of the two.
-August C. Bohlinger
Although my son has been gone for nine years, we keep receiving little messages from him. Perhaps this one arrived now rather than years ago because I would have been unable to understand it while I was deep in grief and depression. He was right, death is a necessary part…
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