Planning the Memorial Service
Planning Nelson’s Memorial Service now involves my complete focus, my energy, my heart. Nelson and The SC planned the major part of the service before his death, so it’s a true reflection of his desires. It will be held at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre on Sunday, June 5th at 2pm. Camille grew up at Cleo’s in the dance school and we spent many hours over a period of 15 years within the walls of this protective and nurturing Denver institution. It feels as though we are going ‘home.’ With the help of many talented friends, it’s coming together beautifully. I have photos filled with memories strewn across the living room floor as I work on providing images that represent the eras of Nelson’s life. Many pieces of the service are a work in progress, and the process helps me deal with my feelings of grief and overwhelming loss. Each day provides its tasks and structure, accompanied with unfamiliar feelings and thoughts as I hesitantly move through life without my beloved partner.