Monday, February 01, 2010

Spreading my parents ashes

As my father (Alfonso) asked before he died last March 2009, we spread his and my mother's (Sophie) ashes on the Rio Tajo in Toledo (España). On a bright afternoon (a las cinco en punto de la tarde) on January 31, 2010, my sister Brigid and our Tito Mike went to El Puente de San Martin to find a quiet spot on the river. We performed the last act of their long and storied lives. Adios y con mucho cariño!

Tito Mike, brother of Sophie

El Rio Tajo en Toledo

Nick opening the boxes

Bri & Tito Mike w/ the ashes

Unsealing the plastic containers

A small prayer before the drop

After spreading the ashes

Saying goodbye to Mami & Papi in Toledo (España)