Today is Patrick’s 87th birthday. Last night, I watched again the Memorial Service in Deia, listened again to him describing how the point of his life was to meet Stephanie, and watched again a short video shot near the place he died, to reflect again on the beauty of the setting where he chose to […]
The episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation I saw last night involved the loss of a father. Since today is the fourth anniversary of Patrick’s death, I found the coincidence curious. I have been meaning to write on this day, about that event, but as usual words failed to materialize. I was talking with […]
A lovely note and photos from Gabriel Martí Borràs, along with pictures from a concert in the Deia church.
Thoughts of Patrick’s passing on the third anniversary of his death.
A memory of a visit by Patrick in which he helped me with a tree.
My patriotic thoughts. A little late posting here, but written for 4th. Patriotism is not about the size of our flag, the songs we sing, the fireworks we explode, or our prideful boasts claiming “we’re number one.” Patriotism is about living the ideals of our founding fathers, of having a welcoming heart and open arms, […]
I recently received a thoughtful comment on one of my old posts. Since I try to apply actual dates to things I add here (as referenced by the “Reset Date Later” tag), some things get buried pretty far down in the history so you may not have noticed it. This particular comment was in reference […]
I received this lovely note from Lynn Habian, concert pianist, on Christmas Eve and am posting it here with her permission. My husband and I send our sincere deepest condolences to you and your family. I spoke to your father many times, on the island and from the States. I’m a pianist who played at […]
In late June 2017, Abby, Julie and Rui visited California. In addition to the usual fun-for-kids stuff like Disneyland, horseback riding (three times, including once up to the Hollywood sign), going to the beach, and checking out the stars on Hollywood Blvd, we were able to visit with Julie’s brother, explore San Francisco, and go […]
A short dream I had at 1:00 AM on 6 Dec 2018.
I remember taking off from Palma in March of last year. As we climbed out over the mountains at sunset, I quietly wept, fearing that I had just seen Patrick alive for the last time. Then I told myself that I have to replace that image with something more positive. I must try to visualize […]
The video of Patrick’s Memorial Service in Deia was posted on this web site in May of 2017. This morning I came across the words and thought perhaps I should post them too. Here’s what I found, as a PDF file. Eulogy and Service JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Patrick would have turned 84 today. If he were here, what would you tell him? Would you have a question instead? How might he answer? Are you willing to share? If so, feel free to use the comments section below. (They don’t immediately appear so please be patient.) JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
I received this kind note yesterday. I’m posting it here with his permission. My name is Steve Benne and I just heard about your father’s death through your automated reply to email messages addressed to him. I wanted to thank you for that. I first met your father when I was in my mid-twenties (1988-90) […]
Here in the U.S. today is Father’s Day. I was lucky. I had two dads, Patrick and John. I lost John in 1990. I still grieve for him, look at his self-portrait and the things he gave me, and ask questions that he can no longer answer, but that loss has lost the harsh edges, […]