A close friend gave a copy of my book, Digging Deep, to a friend of his by the name of Bar.
Within a matter of weeks, I received an e-mail from Bar thanking me and saying that as a songwriter and a songwriting teacher, she could identify with and find the truths in what I had written. Bar then proceeded to tell me that she had lost her son, Forrest, when he was just 3 years old, to a rare form of cancer: the way that she celebrates his life is by decorating his gravestone with flowers.
I could go on and on and wax poetic about how moved I am by what Bar has created and continues to create in celebrating and remembering Forrest. These photos speak for themselves. Bar did request that I offer a link to the website in which she spontaneously chronicled her and her husband’s journey with Forrest and cancer. The link is: www.barscott.com/forrest/
Because Bar is a songwriter, one might conclude that she’s a creative woman. I’d say that’s an understatement! But what struck me beyond the beauty of these living celebrations of Forrest’s life is Bar’s ability to transform what was a tragic event into something extraordinarily meaningful and alive. What better tribute could a mother give to her son, especially one as special as Forrest!
Bar recently created this picture for Forrest’s birthday. To my eyes and soul, it looks and feels magical.
If you want to learn more about Bar and her songwriting, click onto: www.Barscott.com
I know Bar would love it if you took the time to comment on these creations (as would I). With gratitude, Fran