Carol wrote Modular Story a couple of days after Patrick’s death. It moved me again tonight so I’m sharing it with you now as part of my “revisiting” group. Carol
Here’s an autobiographical story that Carol sent to me two days ago. There’s a place on the north coast, up high on the forest clad cliffs above the aqueous blue – your beloved Mediterranean. Its early morning in autumn, and I know I will find you there. It’s my gateway to memories. As I leave (more)
Today Carol and I enjoyed a picnic at the place where Patrick died. As with flesh, our stone cairn, built in May, had collapsed, the program lost. We built it again, restored the New Yorker to the pile, added a flower, posed for pictures beside it. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
There, wadded up in the pocket of Patrick’s bathrobe, hanging in Ivonne’s closet, in the Old Town, on the island he so loved, were his suspenders. Memories surfaced: His dapper look, bearing his age with dignity and class. New memories emerged: Packing the boxes, sorting out the things people wanted, the things to donate; sending (more)
Here’s a Modular Story about Patrick written two days ago by his dear friend Carol Jackson. It’s lovely, simply lovely. Carol
Here’s an interesting piece of fiction by Patrick’s friend Carol Jackson, using the setting of Patrick’s memorial as the backdrop for a tale about a young boy. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
I always say these letters are short summaries, yet they are never short, nor do they sufficiently summarize. Still, I shall try again. Yesterday (Friday the 28th) was a full day. Carol deposited me at Patrick’s apartment just as the clock rolled over to this milestone on the calendar, but I didn’t get to sleep (more)
Here’s a summary I wrote for family and friends on 19 March 2017. Today Patrick and I agreed to drive out to Carol’s place for lunch at the big estate she’s house-sitting. The trip started off badly with a dead car battery that delayed us at least an hour, which carved into Patrick’s “limited back (more)
Found this in Patrick’s files, which he’d saved from e-mail dated 7 Jan 2014. (The file is dated 27 Mar 2014.) The subject line read: RECETA DE CAROL. Here’s the recipe . It makes 2 bread loaf sized loaves, so you may want to halve it. Or, it also freezes fine for another meal. 2 (more)