Scenes from "Coco" (2017), contributed by Stephen Freeman (2021)
While I have actually never watched this film, these videos nevertheless are extremely moving to me as they speak to the importance of memory, love, empathy, and music in overcoming and accepting manifold types of loss. These clips emphasize how our loved ones, even after passing, continue to live on in us. It is no coincidence that the spark of the memory of the woman's father coincides with the return of her personality and identity. So much of who we are is defined by our connections to those we love. So, while these connections can seem like painful reminders of what we have lost, these clips call us to remember and cherish them as a way to honor their living legacy in us.