Dear Warren, Wiley,Lily and Ian,
I know that it is not any easier now almost one year later. I just wanted you to know, that there are those of us who have lost and we all know that the pain is and will always be there. Softer as time goes on, not as sharp as it feels right now. The memory of Poole's life and who she was to each of you will start to grow and become larger than the pain you now feel because she was taken from all of you much too soon. Her smile, her talent,her kindess and her gifts to each of you while she was here is what she would want you to celebrate. We all remember and want you to know that you are not alone.
Just learned of the very sad news regarding your daughter's passing. Though I never met Poole, it's clear that she was a very warm, bright and creative light in this world, loved by and loving to, so many . . . her life and time on this earth must have brought great joy to you over the years. May her special spirit always be felt and honored by all who were fortunate to be touched by her.
For the ten years I lived in Connie's house next to her studio in Providence, I had the joy of seeing Poole grow from a beautiful, cherished toddler through her early school years - a loving, creative, radiant child who was very much loved.
Warren, my heart is with you, Wylie and Lily at this sad time and also with Laura and Beth.
I feel blessed to have known Poole growing up. I have always been inspired and in awe of her radiance, beauty and talent. My deepest and most sincere condolences. My heart goes out to you in this great time of loss, Warren, Wiley, Lily and Ian. Poole's spirit and graceful presence will be forever carried on through her artwork, the rivers, ocean, beaches, marshes, and all those she touched with her love.
My heart just breaks.