This afternoon members of the animation community gathered at the Lasky Barn and memorialized peers who passed away over the past year...
Animation veteran Art Leonardi paid tribute to them all with the following poem:
Don't think of them as gone away --
their journey's just begun;
Life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of them as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how they must be wishing
that we could know, today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of them as living
in the hearts of those they touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost --
and they were loved so much.