Here’s a long recording from exactly eleven years ago in which Patrick talks about Chopin, Vida, Valldemossa, and more. We were eating dinner, probably at Vesuvius, probably served by Adriana. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
On the 2nd of May 2017, Suzy and I met the police chief in Valldemossa. After many condolences (“lo siento, lo siento”) and an explanation of what happened, he guided us and a grua (tow truck) to the place where Patrick died. Afterwards we returned to Valldemossa for a short break. We made this recording […]
This is a rough transcription of a long conversation with Patrick and Ivonne from 23 March 2017. We began by talking about a Spanish author in Valldemossa before hearing the story of two sisters who canned anchovies. I welcome any suggestions that would improve the transcription. Thanks! JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Here’s a lovely photo of Alison and Patrick strolling in Chopin’s rose garden in Valldemossa. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Transcription of a recording from 25 Mar 2017. Patrick began by talking about a house in Valldemossa and Ivonne’s generosity with her mother, then the topic shifts gears to when to take his next pill. You can definitely here the pain in his voice. … that place in the house in Valldemossa where there’s an […]
Picture, if you will, wheat brought in carts by burros to the two mills in a mountain village. One mill is in the lower part of the village, another half the way up to the center where you find the butcher, the baker, the three competing bars, and Town Hall. Each mill has its clients, […]
Even in mundane correspondence, Patrick and his friends remained true to their artistic, poetic roots. Their imagery and storytelling lushly fills the pages. This is one reason I share these letters: to share his love of words and his practice and appreciation of the wordsmith craft. Patrick saved this exchange in a separate file, clearly […]
The recording for this conversation is too large to upload to this site. If there is interest I will convert to a YouTube video and add a link. Let me know. JP: We are sitting in “Cappucino Restaurant” in Valldemossa. It’s about 4:30 PM on the 16th November . Hopefully the date/time stamp on the […]