Three photos of their earliest days together.
I was just reminded that today marks the 15th anniversary of Stephanie’s passing. Given the distance of my family, geographically and emotionally, I did not know Stephanie very well, but I knew her well enough to appreciate her vitality, music, passion, artistry, love, and perhaps most importantly, her profound and positive impact on Patrick. No, (more)
Here’s a batch of pictures of Mallorca in 1973, courtesy of Kathy and Tate. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Stephanie’s brother Tate, and his then-girlfriend Kathy, visited Stephanie in 1973. Kathy recently sent me a big batch of pictures from that visit and encouraged me to share them with you. This was from a time before Stephanie knew Patrick. A few of these were taken in Barcelona and Switzerland. JPI’m the son of Patrick (more)
I wrote She of Clouds and Flowers for Stephanie and sent it to her before she died. Her lovely voice and idyllic setting inspired the piece. Perhaps you can still see her there, on the terraces, tending her gardens and thrilling the birds with her song. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here’s a note from Tate about Stephanie: Tim (Stephanie’s son) and his wife Kelly came to visit last night and Carl had found some old videos of Stephanie and Patrick when they came to our home in 1993 and 1994. It was the first time Tim has heard his mother’s voice. She also sang a (more)
Patrick begins this recording of 18 March 2017 explaining the meaning of Stephanie’s marker and what he’d like for his own. The tale then expands to the music festival and how their festival spawned a bunch of separate festivals all over the island. JP: So that will still there [Stephanie’s marker on the cemetery wall] (more)
She left notes all over the house. Notes of regret, of recrimination and self-recrimination, of childhood memories. One by one he found them, and began a deep file into which one day he would look again, only superficially noting her silent reflections on her life and theirs together. Among these, a list of lovers, going (more)
Today is an important anniversary in the lives of Stephanie and Patrick. Patrick scanned parts of Stephanie’s diary, including the entries from when they first met. He called the file “In the Beginning 1976.” I’ve attached it as a PDF file since that was the format he used and there’s no reason to try and (more)
Here are several more pictures that Cassandra shared with me. I believe these are from the early 1980’s. Click on a photo to see a higher-resolution version. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
I have just stoked up the wood burning Jotul, and just in case we are inspired to song, put on the heater in the music room. By my wing-back is the copy of Great Jones Street cover curling from the damp bookmark in place. I have just cooked turkey in mustard with old-fashioned mashed potatoes, (more)
Patrick and Stephanie, who loved music and one another with equal passion. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Hello, all, Happy 2019! This is an interesting article I stumbled upon while doing some research for a project I’m working on: Why forest bathing is good for your health It’s about “forest bathing”, which is a term I find rather poetic and beautiful. I suppose that’s why it reminded me of Stephanie and (more)
Here are some old photos by Cassandra from concerts in the early 1980s or perhaps even late 1970s. In most cases clicking on an image will show an enlarged version of it. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here are a few more images of Stephanie that I found in Patrick’s files. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.