Sarah Hartman, one of the paddlers in my film Paddling in Spite of the Ordinary, passed away two months ago. She was a paddler, friend, and mentor to many. Sarah was involved in almost all the Chicago paddling clubs and Illinois Paddling Council at one point or another. She opened her own paddling rental/lesson business.
I went to Montrose Beach yesterday to create a commemorative video. The resulting video is raw and is a rough cut- a bit like the grief and anxiety experienced. I was not done with filming Sarah’s segment. In time, I will find an ending to her film, but never to her story.