She was no "Jane Everygirl."
A brilliant artist.
An excellent conversationalist.
A gifted comedian.
A sweet kind heart.
A musical laugh.
Please excuse my recent absence. After this new year's glorious beginning, I was seriously knocked down last week when I got news that one of my nearest and dearest friends had passed away. Oh how it hurts my heart! I'd never lost someone so close, and I was unprepared for the physical pain of losing someone so special to me.
I have mentioned my beloved friend Angela on the blog here and here. Some people are just unique, cut from a different mold then everyone else in the crowd. That was her. One day with Angela, and you would know you'd been in the company of a rare spirit. I have these vivid and beautiful memories of our times together. Day trips to Mexico, sitting in warm sand.. wind in our hair, sun on our face. We laughed until our stomachs ached.
This girl loved to enjoy and experience. She lived in the moment and relished everything. We talked for hours about music, pop culture, traveling, sexuality, and philosophy. She had a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective. Angela entered my life at a time of growing and learning, and we enjoyed that journey together. I am so grateful for the impact she had on my life. I've always been a bit of an introvert, and am all about quality over quantity when it comes to selecting friends. And Angela was the cream of the crop. Just no replacement for her. Her art, her stories, her legacy are what she left behind. I've shared just a few of her paintings here.. she was a great talent, who will be truly missed. Words can't really pay tribute to my witty, intelligent friend who was such great company... A lovely human being, gone entirely too soon.
Bless you my friend! I will never forget your laugh.