Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Forget Me Not

Renee and Josephine and baby Domenic

I am thinking of you, my beloved Renee. I miss you fiercely. My time with you has been one of the richest in my life. It has been much too short, but I am grateful for every single second. Thank you for making a home for me in your heart and for taking up residence in mine. Thank you for showing me how to love openly and honestly. In the past year alone, I must have said, 'I love you,' to more people, more times than in all my years combined. Thank you for extending your hand and offering me comfort and wisdom when I was confused and distraught. Thank you for making me simultaneously burst out in laughter and blush as we speed-tagged through comments. I miss your sharp and quick wit. I miss your har hars.

Last year, you described how you and Josephine pretended to flit and fly like butterflies on the lawn. How I loved that image. That is how you live in my mind now. Not sick, battling bats or lying in a hospital bed. In my mind, you are free and happy and oh so full of love.

Do not forget me, my dearest. Save me a seat next to you, and I shall come find you. I always do. Ces will join us, and we shall have a riotous time and probably get kicked out the pearly gates for being too bawdy. But we won't care, because we will be having the best time, and then they will have to let us back in because you are the best angel and the life of the party.

I love you, darling Renee. Forever and always.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

IF - Adrift

Adrift on the Love Float

I have to admit, I kept humming the theme to Love Boat while drawing this. As a kid, I used to pretend I was boarding the Love Boat. I made paper tickets and everything. But we weren't headed to Mexico, oh no. We were sailing to....that's right, Fantasy Island. De boat, de boat!

Come on now, sing it with me. You know you wanna.

Love, exciting and new
Come Aboard. We're expecting you.
And love, life's sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.

The Looooooove Flooooooaaaaat.....

Hope you are all enjoying the most love filled day. And Happy Chinese New Year! And Happy Birthday, Mr. President.

Monday, February 8, 2010

IF - Muddy

Her heart raced faster as they dove down into the muddy depths.

Oh boy, where have I been. Missing all the fun, it seems. I apologize for the dearth of posts. Still trying to find my sea legs, but I promise to be better. I do miss all of you and am eager to catch up.

This is dedicated to my favorite Lost Boy.