I was at 1, Infinite Loop this afternoon. You would think that the corporate headquarters of the most well known company in the world would be a strange place for a memorial. It was anything but strange. I stayed a little over an hour. People arrived with flowers, apples, magazines, photographs, candles and notes. There were so many people- and quite a lot of media. But it was really quiet. Most people just stood there. Many took pictures. Some cried.
We’ve seen the apples all over the media. But there was something poignant abut them in real life. Some red. Some green. Some bitten. Some with messages on them. One even still had it’s bright blue grocery sticker on it. All that remained of the burnt out candles were the glass candleholders.
Most people stood back a respectable distance. And were really quiet. All except one cameraman. The sweetest little thing I saw at the memorial was a lamp. It took me a little bit to think “Pixar”. I added my paintbrush to the apples and lamps and flowers.