Restless Spirit – 6:40m., © 2000

"Restless Spirit" is inspired by circumstances
surrounding physical and emotional health, and
the trauma of loss. It is a tape in which longing
surrenders to frustration and despair and reminds
us of the precariousness and vulnerability we
navigate everyday.

voiceover script:

"A Reminder"

changing the flowers in the vase
he surrenders
the buds on these stems
that fail to open
no matter how
he wills them otherwise.

hours later,
after repeatedly
rinsing his hands
in soapy water,
he sits sipping coffee
reading reviews of books
he will probably never read.

the lingering smell
of the rotting matter
he failed to resuscitate
one last time
rises from his hands
to meet him
abruptly
with every turn of the page