Mark Lewis was one of the greatest men my world has ever known. He was my mentor for storytelling, my inspiration for acting and writing, my role-model for becoming a creative human being, but most of all my friend. The news of his passing struck me absolutely dumb. I’d loved him. I love him. And, as we all struggle to get back on our feet, I realize that he is STILL my role-model, and my inspiration, and my mentor, if only from above. It’s thanks to him that I came to some amazing opportunities in life and became as involved as I am in theater and the creative arts today. Though it's hard to think about it, I know I want to keep telling stories. For him, and for me. Thank you, Mark, for recognizing me as a human being with potential, and for making me recognize it, too.
This candle was first lit on the 11th of January 2015 and will burn for 94 years 7 months and 11 days.