Gatherers of Light

July 31st, 2008 by Editor B

I’m nearing the end of my project of excavating old images from the depths of my hard drive. There have been some interesting discoveries along the way. A few days ago, I found a set of photos I thought had been lost, from March 23rd, 2002. That’s when I made a road trip to Shreveport for an event called “Arts in the Edge: Gatherers of Light.” I was showing a video there.

I believe this was when I first met Paul Gailiunas and Helen Hill. Helen was showing a film in Shreveport too, as was Courtney Egan. Courtney was my connection to the whole event. I rode up with Courtney and David, then rode back with Paul and Helen.

I was particularly happy to find this photo of Helen and Rosie:

Helen & Rosie

People had been telling me “you’ve got to meet Paul and Helen” for a couple years. And on this day in March, I finally did. And I finally understood why they were so celebrated by all their friends. I’d never met such happy, friendly, loving people.

It was a good day.

Helen slept on the ride back to New Orleans, but Paul and I stayed up and talked the whole way, six hours I guess.

I’ve posted the whole set.

4 Responses to “Gatherers of Light”

  1. Julie Says:

    B,

    Do you know what happened to Rosie after Helen’s death?

  2. Editor B Says:

    Not 100% sure. Xy & I both recall she went to a place called Hog Haven, somewhere in the Carolinas, at least for a while. Where she might have gone after that I don’t really know. Maybe she’s still there.

  3. Avocado Says:

    I think Rosie is still there…

    From http://www.helenhill.org/family.html :

    “…and Rosie our potbellied pig is being well cared for at Wee Pigs Farm in Leesville, South Carolina.”

  4. Julie Says:

    Thank you Bart and “Avocado”. I feel better now.

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