It seems weird posting this on Easter, but I feel like I have to.
The holidays, though joyous occasions, are hard for some people. Like it or not, it’s likely that most of us, if not all, have lost a loved one around the holidays. With a holiday like Easter, which has no set date, the holiday can also occur the same date we lost a loved one . Today is such a holiday for my family.
We lost a real close personal friend three years ago today, Darcy. Actually, he was real close to our family because the man nearly became my step-dad when I was a child. Even after, he was like a second father to me, or just a really goofy uncle (despite the fact I have a lot of those…).
His death was very unexpected to us. I can still remember my uncle calling me that night and telling me he was gone. That shock was just unreal and I almost didn’t know what to do. I don’t think I actually believed it until my friend, Darcy’s nephew, showed up at our door because he had to get away from his house with everything going on.
That threw me for a loop the next day, because I was in the middle of filming a music video for a school project that was loosely based off the subject of losing a loved one. I wasn’t sure whether or not to continue the project. My mom helped me with that dilemma – she told me to do it in honor of Darcy.
So I did. Not only for Darcy, but for everyone we’ve ever lost in our lives. I can’ speak for my entire family because they’ve lost more people than I have, but for the few I know of I made sure to give a special place in the video (as well as my best friend’s).
This video isn’t just for those that my best friend and I have lost, it’s for everyone. Everyone has lost someone in their life, and this is a way to honor/remember them.
Speaking as a film critic, I know it’s not the best video… if I were to do it again there’d be some changes, but overall the video would stay the same. Just a few shots would be changed, and at this point in time a few more names would have to be added… unfortunately.
Anyway, I don’t mean to bring down anyone’s day, but I think it’s also important to just remember those who can’t spend the holidays with us anymore.
In any case, Happy Easter everyone and I hope you’re all home with your families enjoying the day and that you’re actually reading this on Monday! ;)