On Day XXXIX of my 666 journey the final leaf has been drawn but sadly for the separated children and their families their journey is far from over. They have been in my thoughts each day and will continue to be until all the children have been united with their parents.
I would like to thank those of you who have been following my leaf journey since the first day and those of you who joined along the way. Knowing you feel as I do has been a great support and encouragement.
I would also like to thank Jacob Soboroff today for his book “Separated: Inside an American Tragedy”, which should be read by everyone. His telling the story of the children is truly heartbreaking. Take a look at his post on Instagram today Jacob Soboroff where he writes about the book and supporting local booksellers during the pandemic.
Thank you also to Lee Gelernt and the ACLU, and The Physicians for Human Rights for their dedicated advocacy for the children and their families seeking to reunite them and find justice so that those responsible can be held accountable.
‘666: a graphite journey” is dedicated to the children.
Keep them in your thoughts.
666 – Day XXXVIII
The final fifteen together with their neighbours.
The final fifteen leaves in position at 7:30 this morning.
Tomorrow, look for the completed piece and a few final words of appreciation.
666…in progress – Day XXXVII
10 more leaves today before the final 15 tomorrow.
Enjoy the beginning of my favorite cello suite, the prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 played by Mstislav Rostropovich together with a new over my shoulder
video of the first leaf of the day.
666…in progress – Day XXXVI
12 new leaves together with their neighbours,
666…in progress – Day XXXV
12 plus yesterday’s 12
Happy American Thanksgiving to all my wonderful family and friends south of the border. As on our own Canadian Thanksgiving last month today is a moment to be thankful not only for the love of family and friends but for all those heroes working tirelessly on the frontline saving lives. With the coming new leadership that path in the woods will surely lead to happier, healthier and more hopeful days ahead but my thoughts today are of course on the six hundred and sixty six children and their families for whom this Thanksgiving Day is very much the opposite of happy. Keep them in your thoughts today too.
666…in progress – Day XXXIV
Today’s 12 new leaves with some of those from the past two days.
666…in progress – Day XXXIII
666…in progress – Day XXXII
Combining yesterday’s 17 leaves with today’s 17 for a new total of 588 leaves.
666…in progress – Day XXXI
17 new leaves, on a day on which I remember as if it were yesterday, like some of you I suspect, as a 17 year old schoolboy where I was when I heard that President Kennedy had been assassinated. These inspiring words from his inaugural address could not be a more relevant call to action today.
“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”