When 86-year-old cancer patient Gaston, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran told me that although he had cheated death several times, he never felt as helpless then as he does now, I was deeply moved.
I asked him if he would mind if I came back to record that for a local volunteer organization, People Who Care. He agreed.
I was surprised to find how open he was about his feelings, especially with a shotgun mic and tripod cluttering up his kitchen.
I was honored to have this time with Gaston, and am glad Canon makes the capture devices to record these fleeting moments.
Song: "Remembering Eire"
Album: "Grandfather Mountain Bear"
© 2009 by Bill Leyden. All rights reserved. With special thanks to Hugh Milne.