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In memoriam

Year eight: Still basking - by Judith Thompson

HAROLD FEINSTEIN (April 17, 1931 – June 20, 2015) This year I am marking the commemoration of Harold’s passing by preparing to head to France for the exciting retrospective of his work at the Mougins Centre for Photography. If you missed my post of that you can find it here. Thus, on this solstice day… Continue reading

Year Seven: Walking the Labyrinth - by Judith Thompson

“There is no right way to walk a labyrinth.”  So says my good friend, Cameron Sesto,  brilliant artist and labyrinth maker.  For the past several years she,  Allie Davis, also an artist in deed and soul, and myself, have come together weekly on zoom to share inspiration and creative longings arising initially from the COVID… Continue reading

Five timeless years: Describing the state of our soul - by Judith Thompson

HAROLD FEINSTEIN   (April 17, 1931- June 20, 2015) “There can be no regrets for that which is built out of love. The love of the work, of the image, of one’s self. When you’re in the moment, you’re in touch with eternity. That’s the only measure there is, and I don’t even consider it a… Continue reading

Happy 89th Birthday Harold! Remembering what’s important - by Judith Thompson

As I was looking through various quotes from Harold’s writings by way of bringing not only his face, but his words to this 89th birthday remembrance,  I came across a transcript from a 1981 interview of him. In it he was sharing his thoughts about handling difficult events in life. It seemed so relevant to… Continue reading

Becoming at home with infinity: A reflection on year four of your passing… - by Judith Thompson

My dearest Harold: Here it is again. The summer solstice. The day you departed your body. I thought it would be easier to write this year’s memorial blog post than it has been in the first three years. I woke up knowing exactly what I wanted to say. I’ve been composing it as I walk, prepare… Continue reading

“Where my soul is fully alive”: Wisdom from Harold on his 88th birthday - by Judith Thompson

Portrait of Harold Feinstein by Judith Thompson

Harold would be 88 today, April 17th, 2019.  He left his body, but his soul lives on. At least, so I believe and so did he. And the desire to listen to the directives of his soul while he was  alive was a profound intention that shaped his life, his work and his way of being. It also touched the lives of all who knew him.

In touch with eternity: Reflections from year three - by Judith Thompson

I realize there is a thread here that runs through my annual reflection marked by the day of Harold’s passing (June 20, 2015) . It’s the thread of time and no time; and it is still, for me, the frame within which grief, loss and healing exist. Last year’s post was entitled Living to the… Continue reading

Commemorative events mark the year anniversary of Harold Feinstein’s passing - by Judith Thompson

A few months ago I was approached by friends from the local arts community with a proposal to commemorate the one year anniversary of Harold’s passing (June 20th, 2015) and was delighted to accept. Asia Scudder, of Blue Wave Gallery in Amesbury and Greg Nikas of Sweethaven Gallery in Newburyport had already launched a lecture… Continue reading

Happy New Year 2016! - by Judith Thompson

We are wishing a wonderful 2016 for all of our friends! For us at the studio, 2015 was a year of tremendous loss with Harold’s passing on the Summer Solstice — June 20th, 2015. For me it was no surprise that he departed on the longest day of the year, for he was a person… Continue reading

Life is on your side: My last week with Harold - by Judith Thompson

Harold passed over on June 20, 2015. He lived a beautiful and vibrant life until his last day. He was a man who woke up laughing and went to bed with gratitude. Each and every morning he would sit at the breakfast table and say, “Well, I guess I’m just going to have to resign… Continue reading