"It was a privilege to experience this. A gift. Your presence on that stage was exceptional."
"It was profoundly moving. It was as if someone was
speaking to me."
"Your work has powerful
resonance for me. ‘Has’ because I keep thinking about it. You did a number on me,
but only in a good way."
"Your presentation was not only very emotional but extremely artistic. It took awhile before we had the strength to
even stand up."
"What you did and how you did it was truly powerful. I have to say it got down deep with me. It was an honor to be there.
Thank you for doing it."
"I found the event even more moving than I expected, especially seeing and hearing you on the stage. You used your creativity to invent a way to communicate with your father and with an audience on many levels at once."
"Your words and drawings were so moving and meaningful and not only spoke so eloquently of your journey, but articulated all the love and loss of our own experiences. Thank you for that."
"A truly amazing exhibit and performance. That was a special evening that we will cherish. You are truly an amazing artist.
"I loved your work, both the images and the writing. I admire your delivery; honest, clear, not at all indulgent or exploitive of your emotion or manipulative
of the audience."
"It was transformational. So poignant. And also funny. We were unprepared for what happened. It showed such
tenderness and sensitivity. I want to see it again."
"You created something that resonates with everyone. You tapped into one of those
experiences everyone will have. We’ve all been there, but you gave voice to it."
"You didn’t shy away from your voice--a beautiful, engaging, easy voice. You put everyone beside you in that room. It spoke to me."
"You so generously made those last months with your Dad come alive and opened up our minds and hearts to the possibility of sharing those end times with our own loved ones."
"An evocative, delicate approach to a universal experience we have."
"Your way of ‘being’ with your father will resonate with me."
"You held my heart in your hand."
"I found both the images and text touched me in my most tender places. Feelings of grief
and peace arose."
"Amazing art and performance. I was moved to tears."
"Your artwork and narrative touched me deeply."
"Your work brings back the wonderful memories of being with someone you love. Waiting, watching, listening—
"Beautiful. Deeply touching."
"Thank you for your touching performance and gentle drawings."
"A beautiful way to approach those moments in life."
"I relived my mother’s last days in your words and drawings. Both are excellent, moving me to tears.
How wonderful that you can express it—your feelings—
this way. Thank you!"
"I found myself wishing I had
seen this before--when my mother
had dementia. It would have opened up ways for me to
connect with her."
"I didn't even think it was possible for any positive thoughts or feelings to come from anyone's experience with Alzheimer's disease. Yet you've inspired us to consider a more loving perspective."
"You created a simple and powerful performance. It was one of the best theatrical pieces I've seen for a very long time. I could tell you put your heart in it and that most people can relate to the unmistakable message the performance conveyed."