Saturday, September 09, 2006
Helen Marie Clark
June 13 1932 — 10 September 2006
Rest in peace, Mama.
Today was one of the loveliest I've had in a long time. My siblings, nieces and I watched dawn strike the Brindabella Mountains from the window of Mum's hospital room, filled with a sense of happiness at her release. We ended the day sharing vegetarian tagine and couscous and champagne and precious memories of this woman who loved us so unreservedly through every day of our lives. I am so incredibly lucky to have had this past ten days -- and forty-six years -- with her. She taught me how to love.
An added bonus was meeting Alison today. Together with Rhea we walked the loop to Hermione's bench, on which we are sitting here. I learned a little of the life and heart of this gracious, wise and peaceful artist. Thank you for sharing, Alison. Let's do some more soon.
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