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The Airplane, “An Elusive Dream”

On a sunny day in December the ElephantTribe crew went to visit Skid Row, Downtown Los Angeles, where Aaron Clark, a homeless veteran that lives in a tent on Omar street, chose the tribe to share his dream.

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  1. Hi, I’m Aaron Clark’s sister. I was sent the film short you did called The Airplane,about my brother Aaron Clark. Do you know where he is? How did you make the film? Do you know him? We’ve been looking for him for a long time. Please contact me with any information you have about my brother

  2. I am the Aunt of Aaron Clark. I just saw the interviews you did with him. His sister, my niece and I have been looking for him. Please contact me at 562 233-3065. We would like to know where and when you interviewed him. We are deeply concerned about him and love him.

  3. On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 8:35 PM wrote:

    Hi Amanda,

    I’m happy to meet you … we were deeply moved after our meeting with Aaron on the streets of down-town Los Angeles ….. he’s an unbelievable wonderful and beautiful soul …. that touched our hearts in the most amazing ways ….

    I talked with Cynthia today for more than an hour … should you wish to talk about this with me please feel free to call me at 310-456-4901 ….

    I might be going down-town this week and will ask and look for Aaron ….. will let you know …

    Please call me anytime about your brother … would love to help with anything ….

    Aaron was in great spirit and looked and felt healthy when we saw him in late December last year ….. he had a wonderful time with all us and we with him ….. he drew some amazing picture … I’ll email to you later ….. and we have some more film footage of him .. about 30 minutes or more … I’ll share that with both you and Cynthia ….

    We found him on Omar Street half a block from the Japanese Buddhist temple ….. there were a lot of people living on that street .. they might also know about his where-abouts …..

    Ona,
    Henrik

    Uncage Your Inner-Self

    http://elephanttribe.org/

  4. Hi Henrik,
    I’m sooo happy to hear from you! Your footage made me cry to see my brother that way, but also so happy and relieved that he is alive and well. It’s amazing how the universe works. Another Vet contacted me on Facebook and sent me the link to The Airplane clip. I scrolled down and found the other clips of Aaron. I’m so glad you took the time to talk to him, interview him. He truly is a special soul. He’s kind and gentle and his mind is brilliant. He doesn’t realize how important and loved he is. I will call you tomorrow to talk. Thank you again for talking to him. We wouldn’t know where to begin otherwise.

    All the best,
    Amanda

  5. On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 6:22 AM wrote:
    Hi

    This is the info that Aaron gave us in December

    email: aaron.11b82@gmail.com

    Social: xxxx (last four digits … he said we could find at the VA that way)

    Tel:

    Ona,
    Henrik

    Uncage Your Inner-Self

    http://elephanttribe.org/

  6. Hi,

    Thanks so much Henrik! I’m going to contact the VA and see what I can do.

    All the best,
    Amanda

  7. Hi Henrik, here are a couple of pictures of my nephew Aaron with is grandmother (my mother) and his older sister Amanda. Thank you for sending me his information and the love, kindness and compassion you showed him. We will be in touch soon. Many blessings and an abundance of peace to you. – Cynthia Fearing (Aaron’s auntie Millie)

  8. Upon meeting Aaron Clark, a homeless veteran from the Iraq war, living on the streets of Los Angeles, we asked Aaron to draw his dream …… take a look closer on this drawing to really feel the dream that has been watering Aaron’s soul since he was 3 years old …

  9. Hi Henrik,
    Thank you so much! The drawing is beautiful! One of Aaron’s friends and fellow veteran is posting flyers today about Aaron and going downtown to look for him. I am going to coordinate with him next week if I can to try and locate him. I will keep you posted.

    With Gratitude,
    Amanda

  10. Interesting comments. You must have been surprised. Wonder whether he wanted to be “rediscovered”?

    Gene, Former US Navy Officer

  11. This brought tears to my eyes. Wow…. thank you. You are amazing Henrik. I’m so happy for you.

    Elizabeth, Harvard Graduate and Gyrotonic Trainer

  12. Hi Henrik,

    Thank you for sending this link.

    What a gift this is for Aaron’s family to have seen the recent film clips of this beautiful soul and to learn of his general whereabouts. My heart goes out to them and so do my prayers for their success in locating him if that is meant to be. May this film clip be a metaphor for Aaron’s life.

    Best wishes for every success as you continue with your beautiful creative process.

    Sincerely,
    Kathy

  13. Hello Henrik, this is Cynthia the aunt of Aaron Clark.

    I am contacting you to update you on Aaron.
    He is in grave condition at Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles.
    He is not breathing on his on and not responding to stimuli. His pupils at fixed and dilated. The family is gathering.
    I’m in the Dominican Republic. And can be reached this way via WhatsApp. My Dominican phone number is * *** ***-****.
    I found a strange comfort watching through the night the footage you took of him.

    I thank you again.
    I’m so sorry to relay this news by text. I didn’t want to call at this hour.

    May my sweet nephew find peace.

  14. Hi Henrik sorry I missed your call.
    I’ve tried to call you back.
    Please call me when you’re available

    Cynthia

  15. Henrik.

    The family has decided after consulting with specialists that they are going to let Aaron go.
    Please go and see him as soon as possible, they want anyone who want the opportunity to say goodbye to have it.

    Cynthia

  16. Dear Cynthia,

    it’s with a broken heart that I’m reading your sad message…
    All of us here that Aaron so beautifully touched are feeling heartbroken…
    I would like to see if we can visit Aaron one last time around 1pm tomorrow…
    Please kindly let me know if that would be possible.

    Love, Henrik

  17. Dear Henrik,

    here is Jennifer Clark’s phone number (***) ***-****. She is expecting a text or call from you in 30 or so minutes so that you may speak with Aaron. His mother(my sister) is Deborah. His dad is Benny.

    Aaron is surrounded by his family and those who love him.
    He is not alone his life will never be forgotten.

    Thank you.
    Cynthia

  18. His grandparents, my mother and father are surrounding him in spirit.
    waiting for him to leave his shell of a body and experience life after life with them in the spiritual realm.

    Cynthia

  19. Thank you…
    I just spoke to Jen and gave Aaron some love…
    Receiving even more back…

    A big hug and love to you for your unbelievable compassion and sharing this very difficult moment with me…

    Henrik

  20. You shared with us our Aaron when we didn’t know where he was.
    We are all connected and Aaron is our common thread.

    Your welcome.
    I appreciate you and send you love and condolences too.

    Cynthia

  21. From Jennifer:
    Hi there.
    We finished talking to the neurologist and it appears Aaron has lost all brain activity.
    Having this knowledge mom and dad have decided it’s time to let him rest.
    We plan to talk to the hospital social worker about next steps.
    I think tomorrow will be his final day. We’re just having everyone say goodbye.

  22. From Jennifer:
    Approximately 2:50 pm PST Aaron Jared Benjamin Clark drew his last breath and went peacefully.
    His body will be cremated and while we haven’t decided on when or where his memorial will be, I will make sure everyone is informed when the decision is made.
    thank you for all the love, prayers and endearing sentiments that you shared with me, Emilie, Amanda and mom and dad.
    We greatly appreciate it.
    My apologies for being so formal, I’m just trying to keep calm and collected right now as we move forward. I love you and I appreciate you.

  23. Good morning,
    I’ve tried to view the footage and can’t Amanda was able to. She was given permission to “edit”.
    Maybe I was too and just aren’t aware of how to. If you can, please give me permission so that I can view it.
    Blessings.
    I pray and hope that you are well

    Cynthia

  24. Thank you Martina.
    I’ve followed your instructions but the footage won’t play.
    Maybe it’s because I’m not emotionally ready.
    I will attempt it again before the 22nd when time will expire for me to view them.

    You had no idea when you were filming, I would imagine, that you would be capturing the sweetest, good hearted, kindness, smart, enlightened, quick witted and funny beloved nephew of mine.
    If only you had known him just a few years back.
    My heart aches to see him. It also rejoices that you encountered him and saved a piece of him for us.
    Thank you.

    He was sooooo much more than his end of life events!
    Blessings,
    Cynthia

  25. I had Martina and Anastasia extracting and forwarding the raw film footage of your beloved Aaron…
    Let me know if you have any questions or comments after seeing the film footage.

    This message a little short as I just returned from the hospital myself.

    My blessings
    Henrik

  26. Greetings Henrik,

    I’m sending you prayers and healing light. Sorry to learn that you were in the hospital.

    Thank you for the link. However, I don’t have the password.
    It’s not letting me use mine or do a single one time log in. Am I doing something wrong.? Can you put it on a private YouTube link?

    Thank you,
    Cynthia

  27. Hi Henrik,
    We spoke several months ago about the videos you posted on YouTube about my brother Aaron.
    As I mentioned, we have been looking for him for a long time. He was picked up by EMT’s on May 27, and hospitalized complaining of heart issues. Since that time, he has had two heart attacks, and two strokes, one of which was massive and caused a hemorrhage in his brain. As of today, his heart is beating and is strong, but he has an infection in his heart and his blood. They were able to stabilize him enough to get a CT scan and there is more bleeding in his brain. His brain is dead and his organs are showing signs of wearing down. I know that you only met and spoke to him for a short while, but I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to talk to my brother. You got to find out what a special person he is. Thank you so much again for posting those videos, they are the only footage I have of my brother alive. If you have more footage I would really love to see it. I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to find him and save him. He is such a kind, gentle, sweet soul that deserves so much more than he got from this life. I hope I didn’t burden you with this information, I just felt it was important to let you and anyone else that Aaron has touched know of his whereabouts and his welfare. I would love to work with you to perhaps create something that could honor my brother and the wonderful work that you do. If you like, you may reach me at this email or call me at ***-***-****.

    With Gratitude,
    Amanda

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