Patrick Power has left.
Chronicler. Visionary. Web Guru. Wild Man.
He jumped into Niagara Falls.
And was gone.
Many no longer notice the sky and stars,
Patrick noticed. He was always looking, seeing.
He never saw the same thing twice.
He took thousands of photographs and videos.
He saw the things that others missed.
And considered their energy, their presence.
In the year before he left, he wrote of these things:
“The false binary of creation destruction.
Matter never created or destroyed.
It comes from a higher place. It changes as it falls.
This is constant.”
He wrote this too:
Stopping as a way of moving forward.
Circles moving within circles moving within circles.
The evolutionary narrative.
The endless mystery as it unravels across time and space.
These things never happened
Though I was privileged to know Patrick Power for a little over one year, to say that his impression is lasting is an understatement. A fun loving, kind, intelligent man, his love for his family knew no bounds. His wit and keen observations were unmatched in Alfred. You are loved Patrick, Dawn and P3.
Happy belated birthday Patrick. I still like to think you faked your death and are living happily somewhere in Amsterdam. And one of these days, you’ll show up laughing at all of us and acting like it’s no big deal… just an experiment you tried out. You are missed.
I second this thought!