July 28, 2019

Benjamin Hammerschlag in my heart


Ben Hammerschlag, creator, owner and CEO of Epicurean Wines, would have been 48 years old today, July 28. In his memory, I read to express my love and to place a plaque on the sculpture by artist and his dear friend Monserrat Daubón. I placed The Sower on his vineyard Imprimata in McClaren Vale, South Australia after his death.

The Sower

I wrote and recorded words from my heart for the placement of the plaque on his birthday.

Click the red arrow on "For the Plaque on The Sower" below to hear me read what I wrote. To the right here is The Sower in Monserrat Daubón's studio. Then click the red arrow on the sunset he photographed from his home on the vineyard he found, sowed, created. I haltingly play the hymn on my flute in his memory.

 Below that I show you the apex of Ben's vineyard where he sat in the evening to watch the sunset over the sea that he loved—and where I placed The Sower facing him on that bench where he still sits in my memory.







Here is the bench and the artistic arc over it that he created there:
Apex of Imprimata, Ben's vineyard
It is here on that apex that I held —click the link ↠↠ a memorial you may read and hear and where you may see The Sower facing that bench where he sat and envisioned.

Photo by Ben Hammerschlag

With love, hope and light,







3 comments:

  1. Dear Mary,
    Such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.
    Thinking of you and here for you if you ever need to speak to someone who is far in distance but close in heart.
    Love,
    Isabelle

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  2. Dear Mary,
    My first comment didn't go through, it seems - will try again.
    Beautiful tribute. I love the music and the words. There is the unbearable pain of loss but also so much love. Thinking of you,
    Isabelle xoxo

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  3. Dear Mary,
    I continue to wonder how this world works, how it gives us much more than is fair at times. I wish, as I listen to you read that I could put forth a pat response that will give everything meaning but how can I? All I have is the hope and belief that your grief will decrease little by little every day and you will find joy in your life again. In the meantime please know that I hold you in my thoughts, in the throb of my chest as I listen to you read your beautiful words written for Ben. I hope he hears them. It would only be fair, Dear God, if you are out there. I send love for my Mary, for always.

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