• Dawn Ford

The Last Goodbye

Updated: Jan 16


July 2017

Yesterday (July 9th) in The Sunday Times I read this incredibly sad yet touching article by Lu Spinney entitled 'Last Goodbye'. This is her personal story about her son Miles' devastating brain injury, acquired during a snow boarding holiday in Austria back in 2006 and the fact that he spent the next five years in a coma-like state before he eventually died.

This is a heartbreaking yet moving account of the loss of a much loved son (and brother) - which touches on, amongst other aspects, the issue of dealing with the personal possessions.

" Many of us will have to deal with the room and possessions of a loved one who has died. To dispose of those things, which seem still to carry an energy, is another death, another farewell. There is no preparation for this, no formula".

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/home/bereaved-mother-lu-spinney-on-clearing-her-sons-bedroom-g3tm9dz3c

I also feel this energy in possessions which Lu speaks of .. in fact this 'energy' is what inspired by first Keepsake.