This series is beautiful. Not only are the pictures artfully crafted with sensitivity and emotion, but the story that coincides is so personal and brave. I have been thinking lots about, well, our mortality. I have several people close to me who have cancer and will not be alive very much longer. This is not something I am used to.

I am entering a time in my life when birth and death is not such an anomaly. The weight of life increases as I age and the intensity of everything, amplified. I want to use this as an inspiration to be more present, more mindful and more the kind of woman I want to be in every moment. We have one shot at this, and projects like “Days With My Father” give us the privilege of remembering this.