My friend Jennefer last Friday gave a eulogy for a second younger sister. There were three sisters, all having names starting with “J” and they were called J 1, J 2, J 3. Jennefer is J 1. I was a toddler when my sister died so I do not have any way to relate to her grief, except it must be very lonely and grief filled. The title came because she loves rainbows….and I did a painting recently of a double rainbow she caught in a photo.
Some day I’ll write a longer piece about why we sign our names to each other Jfef, for Jeff, her nickname, and Sgigi for Siggi, my nickname.
Wow, all I can say is truly awesome, really, I am without words. It just so fits. And my eyes are leaking but…/w a smile…rainbow tears, you know. thank-you. That means a lot. I’m going to frame it.. And it makes me feel better, I think she just had such a struggle these past couple of years/w anger, sadness and anxiety and health that I just wish she had let us help. That’s what makes me sad. A truly wonderful gift from a truly wonderful friend.
Monhegan calls my name island beauty beyond belief a step back in time. No cars, no taxi's, no gas stations ! (take your garbage home with you, no garbage pickup here...) quaint fishing village, working fishermen live/work here, artists flock to paint the sites, young girls making jewelry from bits of sea glass, fresh sea air refreshes, My soul calls Monhegan's name. . .