Thursday, March 22, 2007

Alisdair Macdonald 1940-2007

My dad died the day before yesterday. Just like that. And as he would have wanted: out taking photographs in Chelsea. The finest, most noble and wonderful dad in the world is no more. We are all walking around like ghosts, eyes chapped and burning. Love you, dad, so, so very much. There is an obituary here. It is a lovely one.

11 comments:

Lofty said...

Please accept my deepest condolences - I just heard the news from your brother. From reading the brief snippets already coming through, he sounded like a true legend. And a fine tribute on Downing Street from his peers.
Please pass on my best wishes to your family.

fatrobot said...

truly sorry to hear this
take care

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Steve Bodio said...

Helen, you must be devastated. We are so sorry. Will write you personally at more length, but no need to respond right now.

prairie mary said...

My friends and I used to debate whether it was better to have a short intense life or a long calm one. I always voted for the former. (I'm a few months older than your father.) My brother (5 years younger than me) died a few weeks ago. He spent the last two decades sitting quietly and smoking in his mother's house. I stand by my first vote.

The great thing about your father is that he continues through you.

Prairie Mary

Old Scrote said...

Helen, my deepest sympathies to you and to your family. There are no words.

Anonymous said...

You are a wonderful tribute to your father, Helen. He must have been very proud.

Anonymous said...

Helen
We are all so sorry. You, your father and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Reid Farmer

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Anonymous said...

the chip of gold we can see
makes me marvel at the block
that only can be imagined

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Macdonald thank for the deep resonant and remarkable book H is for Hawk If you think it is right i wonder if you direct us to the photos by your father that you found were the most significant
Best Peter Toronto