“Mourning is not the end of the relationship. We meet their absence everywhere.” Old Jewish Proverb.
Sometime yesterday afternoon, our community lost a brilliantly gifted member. Wes Skiles, whose underwater images (still and moving) are among the most captivating and vocal, passed away while working off the coast of Florida.
Wes Skiles was totally committed to his art, and his family and friends, and he will be missed… immensely.
A good memory: sitting in the living room at Lacey’s Inn in North Florida listening to Wes explain his first dive in a Newt-Suit and the sensation of having a six-gill shark swim between his legs. Funny. Thought-provoking. Nuts.
Perhaps the best way to say thanks is to pass along his love of adventure and respect for the world he helped to make a better place.