Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The best of the best
For one brief moment in time, they all came together to honor one of their own, all of them sharing a love and respect for a fellow photographer that taught them so much. Even the Governor of Alabama showed up. I was overwhelmed with the talent in this room and filled with respect and admiration for what they do. As the wife of an AP photographer and the mother of an AP kid, I also shared a common sadness for Dave's wife and children. I saw the respect and admiration these people had for this man lift that family up. As each person spoke about Dave, there was laughter and love and strength passed on to his wife, his daughter, and his son. As we watched the slideshow that was prepared, we witnessed the work of a talented photographer that has documented for us our history during the past decades. We were blessed to have him as a witness to the events of our time here on Earth.
We are home now with our hearts full and looking ahead to a year filled with promise and thoughts of how short our time here really is. I can only hope to touch a fraction of the lives that Dave Martin did and to somehow make a small contribution while I am here.......