Friday, June 12, 2009
esti chose the weekword FAMILY, which coincided neatly with the longings i've been having for my grandmother lately. this is a photo of her visiting portugal in 1960, when she was 40 years old. i adored her. she refused to cook or do housework, she wallpapered her front hallway with book covers, and wrote me letters in french and latin. she meditated every morning under a bust of shakespeare. one day on a lark she put a pool in her front yard, and another day she replaced the dining room table with a pool table. she had the temperament of an artist and was the ultimate eccentric.
she passed away not long before my first daughter was born. i miss her. SO much.