‘… I feel a huge responsibility for making Charlie feel good and OK. And loved, and not afraid.’
‘What is this journey asking of me?’
The carer to a partner with a debilitating illness so often carries a vast unseen weight. A weight that can change so much.
To possess the space to grieve the slow continuing loss can seem unreachable, amongst the unrelenting duty of the day to day care. It is a situation many of us will inevitably find ourselves in one day.
As Eric has experienced, the situation can arise from seemingly nowhere. Everything can change. It always could have. Unrequested Fire.
Perhaps we are not as in control as we continue to suppose.
And in the uncontrollable vulnerability of such a journey, one might break wide open.
And in such fracture might exist vast questions.
Charlie And Eric Trailer
BOTH CHARLIE AND ERIC’S PORTRAIT FILMS WERE MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE KIND HELP OF THE FOLLOWING PATRONS : JOHN BLAXALL AND DEEPA NARAYAN : LYNNAEA LUMBARD AND RICK PAINE : RICK INGRASCI AND PEGGY TAYLOR : GRETCHEN KRAMPF AND PAUL KING : MARIKA PARTRIDGE AND LARRY RAVITZ : VICTORIA AND IAN WATSON : SALLY GOODWIN : GINNY JORDAN : CAROL NEWELL : RICHARD RUSSELL : DAVID FRIEDMAN AND TIRZAH FIRESTONE : CHARLES TERRY AND BETSY : MACGREGOR : ALAN AND ANDREA RABINOWITZ : PETER AND MELISSA EVANS : JOHN STEINER AND MARGO KING : JOEL AND DANA SOLOMON