“All I do know is that it was real. And I believe Dad was going between life and death, that the veil that separates life from death was being lifted”Rev. Joseph Corpora
” Those Final 47 Days – All I do know is that it was real. And I believe Dad was going between life and death, that the veil that separates life from death was being lifted”, by Rev. Joseph Corpora, University of Notre Dame Magazine, Indiana, U.S.A.
A very poignant story, by association, triggering my own memories back to over 20 years ago when my own Dad was undergoing surgery. The only thing I could remember being able to do was watching and sketching him, which resulted on filling up a sketch book of portraits that I have kept preciously. Of course, at the time, I was clueless that the above linocut’s assignment would be inspired by one of this sketches. One cannot invent feelings and emotions, and most importantly not to resent or ignore them, one has to go through the process of experiencing them even if it hurts… and, if possible, by ever means express the moment.
Thank you to the University of Notre Dame Magazine for giving me the trust on such difficult and important assignment, and for the second time with the same thoughtful and insightful author, I am very grateful and honored. My image as condolences to Rev. Joseph Corpora for his lost, I thank him for his strengths on sharing so generously and humbly such an intimate moment of truth from his personal life with all of us. Blessings
Dessin . drawing . disegni . original linoleum cut and woodcut . linogravure originale et gravures . xilografie e incisioni – iPad [works-travail-lavoro] . Copyrights © Raymond Verdaguer 2021 -Quated author texts: Copyrights © University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA and Rev. Joseph Corpora 2021