In the spring of 2013, Reed Photo Art & Imaging’s Designer; Dan Reed and Richard’s collaborative artwork entitled; In The Blink Of An Eye was registered with the 9/11 Memorial Artist Registry.
On September 25, 2013, Richard was given the Basno 9/11 Memorial Supporter Badge below as a token of gratitude for supporting the nonprofit National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
As a Canadian Author, he has always taken a tremendous amount of pride in his being allowed to take part in The National September 11 Memorial and Museum’s rebuilding efforts and looks forward to doing even more in the future. Richard’s artist’s statement, portfolio and résumé can be viewed at the following link: www.911memorial.org/registry/rlbelford.
He truly hopes In The Blink Of An Eye not only gives everyone cause to reflect, but also further inspires those who read it to take a moment to like, share and tweet this post in a unified effort that will assure the 9/11 families that by virtue of our thoughts, they were and will never truly be, alone.
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~ Pericles ~
About the Author:
Richard Lawrence Belford is an Inspirational Writer, a father of two daughters and the eldest of three sons who grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has been on a twenty-year creative journey that’s been fueled by his genuine desire to provide faith, comfort and hope to those in grief. His favorite parable is Footprints and just loves how its meaningful last line makes him feel no matter how many times he reads it.
His inspirational writings have been illustrated with photography on a series of wall plaques beautifully designed by Reed Photo Art & Imaging Inc that are professionally printed on metallic photographic paper, have a UV protective laminate complete with a contemporary black beveled edge.
Richard’s’s also written “It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later” a bereavement book that includes a collection of his inspirational parables, accompanied by the stories behind their creation and genuinely hopes that those who read it will be inspired to always say; I’ll see you later, instead of goodbye.
A parable by definition is a symbolic short story that illustrates or teaches some truth, religious principle or moral lesson. He trusts that his parables, along with these stories will stir some emotions in you that we’ve all felt, emotions that can help bring some small measure of solace to those suffering the loss of someone dear to their heart.
Richard hopes to have his book published in the near future and is not only looking to partner with a suitable publishing company, but also with a designer, manufacturer and international wholesale canvas wall décor distributor.