Faulkner’s gifts were apparent to everyone in the room, while his shortcomings and idiosyncrasies glared back at the community at large. His flamboyant charm was often his way of expressing a childlike joy with insights into the humor and pathos of love and loneliness. Faulkner often showered this love upon a menagerie of animals that he expanded throughout his 33-year professional career; one of his most famous companions was Alice, his nanny goat.
Henry Lawrence Faulkner lived his own legend while creating it and became larger than life after his unexpected death. He indeed bequeathed us his imagination; perhaps, he was the bearer of the gifts – the gift of color.