I lost another friend (Glen/Duncan) to cancer recently, making me again realize how precious friendship is. I still mutter your name as I think of something we would share, and whenever I find an odd photo, recipe, or momento I set aside to give to Mei-Li. She has so little to remember you by, but it is because of you that she is blossoming into a wonderful young woman.
She came to the fair all three days this year. She and Colin even spent a night and a day doing homework at the table! We all missed you, and shared stories about you.
Mei-Li had to put the dogs down this past year, and I like to envision them playing in the fields as you tend the herbs you loved.
Until we meet again, Blessed be.