Mike’s home

July 16, 2008

Michael William Lafferty died this month after a long struggle with various life threatening illnesses. I photographed his marvelous apartment before it was taken down. You’ll see a special person reflected in the things he’s collected. The music is from the FOUR LAST SONGS of Richard Strauss sung by Jessye Norman.

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Brad Wood July 16, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Very lovely—thanks for that.

I didn’t know that particular performance of the Strauss, but it is so far the slowest I’ve ever heard. But though another might well fit and not be cut off, the symbolism as it is, is undeniably poignant.

hannahport July 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Dear Roger,
This is a very sensitive and beautiful tribute to Michael. You reveal his spirit, infused in the material beauty he surrounded himself with. Thank you for being one who helps his transition from this world to the next.
With Love,
Hannah

Martha Rider July 21, 2008 at 10:45 am

Dear Roger,

What a lovely tribute to your friend, Michael. Although I never met Michael in life, I feel touched by his beautiful spirit.

graham_twaddle July 26, 2008 at 4:43 pm

I met Mike only briefly in 2006, but I am very sad to hear of his passing. Thank you for this moving and beautiful tribute to a very special person.

Otricoli July 27, 2008 at 2:13 am

Dear Roger,

What a lovely tribute to Mike’s life… so many beautiful memories of that place came to mind. Very moving. Last I spoke to Mike was on his birthday, when I learned of his cancer… his last words to me were “I love ya”.

I love ya too Mike… always.

Alec Capriles

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