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More on Peter Rasmussen

Jackie Tenure, Peter's friend and collaborator, has written about Peter Rasmussen's recent death at her Rockpool blog. In addition to her comments about his death, she includes her moving and surprising speech at his funeral.

How painful his death must have been for her; for all of his friends and acquaintances. That he chose to walk away from his life (in Jackie's words) is just so very hard to understand considering how admired and respected he was as a filmmaker. That he suffered from a degenerative eye disease explains much, but we will never really know what was in his heart. Jackie mentions "pride" in her speech and I'm sure that is a good part of it, but I wonder if loneliness wasn't a factor as well. Loneliness and a deep feeling that somehow life is just not worth living. I know what that feels like and it is a terrible place. One that not everyone comes back from. I was lucky.

Thank you, Jackie. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about Peter and for sharing your speech at his funeral. I think Peter would have been proud.

  1. Blogger FLeeF | April 7, 2008 at 6:23 PM |  

    Thanks so much for the heads up on this, Ricky. Take care, my friend! I hope I can make it down that way again soon.

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