On May 1, 2012, Melissa Mary Benner was killed instantly by a drunk driver. She was 39 years old. She was not married. She did not have children. She had very few material possessions, in keeping with Buddhist tradition. But she did have a life. In her absence, Ms. Haims has been compelled to not only prove but to celebrate her existence.
Offering is her attempt at this proof. During her yearlong journey, Ms. Haims has visited the places she lived and worked. She has walked through fields in her footsteps and found the air she breathed.