To The Daily Sun,
Tom Crane wrote a beautiful, moving tribute to my classmate, Steve Selig, who recently passed away. High school was the part of life I shared with Steve. Friendship bonds were formed as we lived in an aura of naive, carefree, Cinderella "living happily ever after" innocence. The Vietnam War changed all of that innocence. Steve however never lost his genuine caring about old classmates and worked with great enthusiasm on our 50th class reunion.
Tom Crane, in his welcome home letter, speaks of the brotherhood bond of Vietnam veterans, alluding to moral conflicts and emotional turmoil. I respect the courage, bravery, and selflessness exhibited by Steve, Mr. Crane and all other veterans.
Interviewing veterans as an integral part of my artwork, I have always been impressed with their quiet, humble quiet voices. Each interview has left me with the knowledge I have just spoken with a man or woman of great honor. Steve had this quiet, humble voice. I never knew of his military career until his death.
And so it is with great honor I too say welcome home Steve and thank you Tom Crane.
"Goodbye," said the fox." And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Antoine De Saint-Exupery, (The Little Prince).